Self Publishing Survey: 29.63% of Authors Say Time, Money Issues are Top Challenges

Self Published Authors Challenges 2016 by Heidi Thorne The Thorne Self Publishing Survey 2016 found that the top challenges self published authors face are in a three-way tie: no time, not making enough money from books, and don’t know where or how to market books (29.63% of survey respondents for each). “Given that there was a […]

Self Publishing Survey: 58.54% Say Making Money is Top Motivation

Self Published Authors Motivations 2016 by Heidi Thorne The Thorne Self Publishing Survey 2016 found that the top answer to what motivates authors to self publish is to make money from book and eBook sales and royalties (58.54% of respondents). What is ironic is that 51.25% of surveyed authors are making less than $100 from their […]

Self Publishing Survey: 51.25% of Authors Made $100 or Less from Books in 2016

The Thorne Self Publishing Survey 2016 found that 51.25% of participating self published authors reported making $100 or less in book income from their books and eBooks in 2016. Some authors even made $0 or lost money. “In spite of their book sales results being disappointing, the self published authors I surveyed remain optimistic about their […]

Heidi Thorne Publishes 2016 Self Publishing Survey Results

On December 22, 2016, author and editor, Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA, published results from the Thorne Self Publishing Survey 2016. The survey was conducted from July to November 2016 and anonymously surveyed 86 self published authors on a variety of issues including book sales and forecasts, motivations, challenges and familiarity with traditional and self publishing models. Women, […]

Heidi Thorne Launches Podcast on Self Publishing

Self publishing expert, author and business speaker, Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA, has launched a new “Books, Blogs and Business” podcast show to discuss self publishing, blogging, networking and marketing for authors, consultants and speakers. In addition to the podcast site, episodes of the show can also be accessed on iTunes. “This podcast offers my audience a […]

Heidi Thorne Writes Book on Small Business Failures

Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA, has written a book titled, Small Business Failures Solopreneurs and Self-Employed Consultants Need to Avoid! It is available in paperback and Kindle eBook on Amazon.com. Written expressly for solopreneurs and self-employed consultants, Heidi discusses key behaviors and attitudes that can lead to small business failures in one-person operations. Topics include: Identities […]

Heidi Thorne Publishes eBook Series on Self Publishing

Self publishing expert and author, Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA, has written an entire series of Amazon Kindle eBooks to help authors understand the self publishing process titled, Self Publishing Tips. Topics in the 9-part eBook series include: 14 Questions You Must Answer BEFORE You Self Publish Overcome Writer’s Block What You Need to Know When Choosing […]

Heidi Thorne Named Nonfiction Authors Association Chapter Leader

Author, speaker, self publishing and marketing coach, Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA, has assumed the duties of Chapter Leader for the DuPage County (Illinois) Chapter of the Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA). The NFAA is a community of authors for the purpose of networking, exchanging ideas, and learning about book publishing and promotion for nonfiction books including business, self-development, health […]

Heidi Thorne Writes Book on How to Network for Solopreneurs and Consultants

Marketing and self publishing coach, author and speaker, Heidi Thorne of Thorne Communications LLC, has published a book of networking tips titled, How to Network: Networking Tips for Solopreneurs and Self-Employed Consultants. The book is a collection of Heidi’s wisdom gained from several years in networking to promote her own promotional and consulting business. Tips […]

Heidi Thorne to Speak at Skucon Chicago 2016

Promotional products and content marketing expert, Heidi Thorne of Thorne Communications LLC, is slated to speak at Skucon Chicago 2016. Heidi joins a Skucon speaking slate of several promotional products industry leaders for this event to be held at the Virgin Hotel Chicago on July 12. Skucon is an educational conference sponsored by commonsku, developers […]