Author Topic: Data on Self-Publishing compared with Traditional Publishing  (Read 60222 times)

Stacey Cochran

  • Administrator
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 15
    • View Profile
    • Stacey's Website
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:
« Last Edit: July 17, 2014, 02:48:23 pm by Stacey Cochran »