Happy Monday, WG2E-Land!!!
Here’s a must-read Self-Publishing Survey and really the only scoop of its kind…
This survey was a 60+ question online survey that I participated in, along with over 1,000 other Self-Published/Indie Epublished Authors.
For example, the survey showed that those of us using professional cover designers, format professionals and freelance editors are making, on average, over 30% more than Indie Epub Authors who are doing these things on their own.
Another interesting tidbit…
The title of the report itself “Not a Gold Rush” is significant in that we’re not part of an “Ebook gold rush” or, in other words, most of us using the Indie Epub Route are what Cornford and Lewis call “old hands”, meaning over 40% of us have been writing-for-publication for 10+ years (60% for more than 5 years; only 1 in 10 for less than a year).
We’re pursuing the Indie Epub Route to “side-step the old gatekeepers.” We’ve been there, done that…suffered the rejections of agents and publishers.
We’re building golden empires by now taking our work straight to readers!
It’s Your Turn, WG2E-Land: Have any of you read The Taleist Survey and if so, what are your thoughts? And if you haven’t read it, will it be something you’ll take a peek at?
The Best of Indie Epublishing Wishes — D. D. Scott
P.S. Here another finding that was very interesting in the survey results: 31% of the Indie Epubbed participants self-published first without even trying the TradiPub Route. This group was composed of peeps who’d been writing for less than 6 years. New and upcoming writers then are definitely realizing they don’t even have to waste their time trying the TradiPub Route first!