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, business owners, nonfiction authors, and age 40 to 60+ were highly represented in the survey population.
“Overall what I found is that despite the meager income many of the surveyed self published authors made this year, they have strong money motivation and remain optimistic about their book income potential for the near term,” says Heidi.
Full results of the survey are available as a Kindle eBook on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NGYJLEE