Self-publishing has come a long way, but is it a good solution for authors with high expectations? How do self-published books compare to traditionally published books? Can readers tell if a book is self-published? Do they care?
Here are some interesting facts that may change your perspective on indie books.
- Indie authors command the largest market share of ebooks on Amazon.
- Self-published authors now earn more in royalties than ALL the “Big 5” publisher authors combined.
- Only 5% of self-published authors report feeling unsatisfied with their publishing experience.
In fact, Author Earnings reported:
We live in exciting times. Today it’s possible to be a full-time professional author, quietly earning $50,000+ a year — even six figures a year — without ever sending a query letter to anyone. On Amazon alone, the data shows over a thousand indie authors earning a full-time living right now with their self-published titles.
The only gatekeepers that matter now are readers.
Watch the video and decide for yourself if self-published books are as good as traditionally published books.
What do you think? Please leave a comment, We’d love to hear from you. Ask your self publishing questions, share a success or tragedy in publishing, or tell us what your think of self-publishing.
PS: We’ll publish the next video (How to Prepare Your Manuscript for Publishing) on Wednesday.
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