Author Earnings

Author Earnings’ New Report on Big Five Ebook Pricing

Author Earnings’ New Report on Big Five Ebook Pricing

Author Earnings posted a new report on ebook pricing from the Big Five publishing houses. According to the dataset they used, the ebook prices of the publishers’ most-heavily-promoted frontlist launches were, for the most part, still priced between $12.99–$14.99. But, as the report points out, once you take a step back and look at...

Author Earnings

Author Earnings Posts New Report on Big Five Ebook Pricing

Author Earnings posted a new report today on ebook pricing from the Big Five publishing houses. According to the dataset they used, the ebook prices of the publishers’ most-heavily-promoted frontlist launches were, for the most part, still priced between $12.99–$14.99. But, as the report points out, once you take a step back and look at the...

Author Earnings’ New Report on Big Five Ebook Pricing

DBW’s Wide-Ranging Interview with Data Guy

Who exactly is Data Guy? We know he’s the numbers wizard behind Author Earnings—a collaboration between himself and self-published mega-author Hugh Howey. And we know that he’s anonymous. But that’s pretty much it. In the past two years, Data Guy’s Author Earnings reports have become an increasingly popular resource for authors, shedding light on...

Data Guy

DBW Interview with Data Guy, Co-Founder, Author Earnings

Who exactly is Data Guy? We know he’s the numbers wizard behind Author Earnings—a collaboration between himself and self-published mega-author Hugh Howey. And we know that he’s anonymous. But that’s pretty much it. In the past two years, Data Guy’s Author Earnings reports have become an increasingly popular resource for authors, shedding light on...

How Kindle Unlimited Stacks Up

Comparing Amazon's new ebook subscription service to its competitors, selling ebooks through Facebook, the latest Author Earnings report, Google Play gets bigger, Apple's settlement and more.

Nook Continues Bleeding

Barnes & Noble struggles to stop the hemorrhaging at Nook, the latest techniques in ebook typography, Apple stands its ground, Macmillan opens its full ebook catalog to libraries and more.

BookBaby Bulks Up on Marketing

BookBaby beefs up its promotional offerings with two partnerships, Hugh Howey and the author "revolution," BEA's overtures to the indie community, codeMantra's new owners and much more.

Self-Publishing Platforms Pool Marketing Resources

The ebook publisher and distributor BookBaby announced expansions to its promotional package BookPromo with tools to help authors promote their work through Goodreads and NoiseTrade Books. Titles published through BookBaby now be included in the Goodreads database. NoiseTrade, originally a music marketing start-up that recently adapted its platform for books, allows authors to make their titles...

Internet Boom Means More Avid Users

New data on mobile and internet users in emerging nations, another angle on the Author Earnings report, Simon & Schuster's strong 2013 finish, rethinking start-ups and the editorial process and much more.

Analyzing the Author Earnings Data Using Basic Analytics

Last week, when I was interviewed on the Self-Publishing Roundtable about the Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest 2014 Author Survey, I was surprised to learn of the deep animosity many indie authors felt toward this survey and its reporting. For Phil Sexton, who was also with me on the panel, and for myself,...