Author Topic: Data on Self-Publishing compared with Traditional Publishing  (Read 57729 times)

Stacey Cochran

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Fascinating data released from Author Earnings comparing the latest trends between self publishing and traditionally published ebooks.

The bullet points:

  • Big-5 publishers are massively reliant on their most established authors to the tune of 63% of their e-book revenue.
     
  • Roughly 46% of traditional publishing's fiction dollars are coming from e-books.
     
  • Very few authors who debut with major publishers make enough money to earn a living - and modern advances don't cover the difference.
     
  • In absolute numbers, more self-published authors are earning a living wage today than Big-5 authors.
     
  • When comparing debut authors who have equal time on the market, the difference between self-published and Big-5 authors is even greater.

To read the full article, visit: http://authorearnings.com/the-tenured-vs-debut-author-report/
« Last Edit: July 17, 2014, 02:48:23 pm by Stacey Cochran »