Great post on self-publies like me. I do not think about the $ most of the time. It’s nice when it comes in, but I’m not relying on it and frankly I never plan to. I write to hear back from readers, to bring people into my warped little universes. Enjoy!
I read a very interesting article this morning (OK, most of an interesting article) in regards to the recent Taleist survey of self-published authors. I was one of the 1,007 respondents and received my comp copy of the survey results yesterday, but haven’t had a chance to read through it yet. However, the Guardian has, and posted this article, with the somewhat-negative headline of:
“Stop the press: half of self-published authors earn less than $500”
The article starts off as a bit of a wet blanket, though not the sky-is-falling doomsaying one might expect from that headline, so I’m here in defense of the poor, downtrodden self-published heathen.
Disclaimer: I have been very fortunate over the past year and am on the other side of that half, so take what I say with a grain of salt.
Three things I take out of this article – one…
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