Date of publication: 2017-08-30 04:27
So, the most penetrating, groundbreaking, explosive article about publishing in memory. And it came from a publisher? An agent? An industry analyst?
This is a huge dirty little secret kept quiet in the publishing industry, but is well-known to any mid-level & up employee. Many trad. authors have sued their publishers to get their correct $ royalties with varying levels of success. Need I say anything about the 8775 shredding 8776 parties and faked royalty reports? There 8767 s one set of numbers for them and one set for you, the author.
Plus most/many/some/all have several releases a hardcover /ebook release then a six months to a year later a trade paperback or mass market release so the book has re-releases.
It’s a complete inversion. Indie authors are earning nearly half the total author revenue from genre fiction sales on Amazon. Nearly half. This next chart reveals why:
Carrie, however, isn t one to tone down her identity during the admissions process. Her essay blatantly states 89 this is who I am, 89 and she makes it the job of the reader to overcome his or her preconceptions. There is a slight danger that she will get a reader who refuses to accept the 89 Goth 89 culture Carrie describes, but most readers will love the way Carrie approaches her topic as well as her straight-shooting style. The essay has a level of maturity and self-confidence that the reader will find attractive. Also, the reader is likely to be impressed by the way that Carrie imagines her audience s reaction. She has clearly encountered prejudice before, and she preempts it when she imagines the admissions folks reading her essay.
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Love to see this information gathered all in one place. There is no disadvantage to having a clearer picture. Hopefully, publishers will look at this and really analyze it instead of trashing it. If they see fallacies, hopefully they 8767 ll provide some data for everyone to come to a clearer picture.
My 8775 raw data 8776 is missing some stuff. All data 8775 collected 8776 would be the 8775 raw data 8776 , not just data used to make the graphs. All the stuff you decided not to use is missing paper sales, lit-fiction, non-fiction, etc. For transparency and for people to be able to crunch the numbers themselves, that, along with formulas/algorithms/and any other details used to derive this data would need to be included. With the 8775 raw data 8776 supplied, we are destined to get the exact results presented here.
Amazon does seem to sell more ebooks than any other format. They announced that ebooks had surpassed all print books in 7566. But I think two things temper that when looking at overall dollar share:
This data puts authors in the place where they can now choose which pill they are going to swallow. If they choose to believe what they have known and are being told, well choose the blue pill, everyone else on board, the red pill is for the taking!
7) Foreign sales. This is the bread and butter of most traditionally pubbed authors, and something that you have very little chance of achieving as an indie author. I make two or three times in foreign sales what I earn from my North American/English rights. Incorporate that information into these charts, and it will change the findings significantly.