Self Publishing Survey: 67.50% of Authors Consider Traditional Publishing

Self Publishing vs Traditional Publishing 2016 by Heidi Thorne The Thorne Self Publishing Survey 2016 found that 67.50% of surveyed authors have considered the traditional publishing path, meaning getting a book deal from a publishing house instead of doing it themselves. “With today’s availability and cost effectiveness of self publishing, it is surprising that such a […]

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 […]

Podcast: Author Traci Browne Discusses Working with a Traditional Publisher

Author and B2B writer, Traci Browne, was a guest on a podcast hosted by Heidi Thorne of Thorne Communications LLC. In the podcast, Traci discusses: Benefits and challenges of going with the traditional publishing route. Learning to work effectively with editors. Explanation of how advance and royalty payments work. Traditional vs. self publishing. To learn […]