Authors Recalibrate for Tight Book Market

indie authors self-publishing Digital Book World Writer's Digest ebooksSlow money is better than no money, or so it appears from the 2015 Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest Author Survey.

Authors in this year’s sample who self-published their work were more likely to be satisfied than their traditionally published counterparts by more modest earnings.

One reason why, writes Dana Beth Weinberg, who authored the report based on the survey’s findings, is that “many indie authors do not seem to be making substantial investments in their publishing projects. Yet having taken little monetary risk, these authors may be pleased to earn even a little money.”

That may not just be a question of lowered expectations, though. “The time horizon is longer for indie authors,” Weinberg adds. A longer-term business outlook may be better suited to a challenging market.

Much more, including a look at the data.


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