Indie Authors: Book Sales and Other Income Strategies

As an author, there's a lot of things to consider when it comes to earning money. Some indie authors are able to earn a full time income, according to The Guardian and Russell Blake. Print sales are not the most lucrative, according to LG O'Connor, and print and ebook bundling doesn't always work out, according …

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Indie Authors: Tracking Book Sales

Earning a living as an indie author is very difficult. There are no advances, and books compete with well-known authors as well as other forms of entertainment, such as movies, TV shows, and music.A couple years ago, many people claimed that most self-published authors earned less than $250 (even only a few traditionally published authors sell …

BookStats, What Happened in the Publishing Industry in 2011

BookStats, the annual survey conducted by BISG that captures the size and scope of the publishing industry, was released today. See the press release below; there are some interesting factoids, particularly for anyone working with ebooks.  Annual Survey, Capturing Size and Scope of Publishing Industry, Released  2012 Edition Examines Categories, Formats, and Sales Channels New …

DBW12 – eBooks for Everyone Else

The second day of DBW12 had a few interesting on-going series. The one I chose to listen to was eBooks for Everyone Else, which had panels for design, marketing, and distribution. eBook Production & Design This panel consisted of Joshua Tallent, of eBook Architects and Ron Martinez, founder of Aerbook. A lot of what they said was …

Writers, Readers, Publishers: Present Tense, Future Bold

Tonight I went to a talk about ebook marketing. I'm part of a group, called Writers, Readers, Publishers: Present Tense, Future Bold that meets once a month to hear guest speakers talk about the state of the publishing industry. The first meeting was a talk with Robert Gleason, Executive Editor at Tor Books, a division of …

12/12/10: This Week in Publishing

In Scandanavia, readers and libraries want more e-books and are getting e-books from other countries. But publishers distrust libraries, thinking they help piracy, and they are facing a dilemma with pricing and copyright protection. SCANDINAVIA: e-Book market uncertainty Even though there's a lot of news about more schools using e-textbooks, a recent study shows that …