Self Publishing Survey Reveals Authors’ Low Book Incomes, High Hopes

Business author and speaker, Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA, has published results from the Thorne Self Publishing Survey 2018. The survey was conducted from July to November 2018 and anonymously surveyed 163 self published authors on a variety of issues including book income and forecasts, motivations, challenges and familiarity with traditional and self publishing models. “What I […]

Self Publishing Survey Seeks to Uncover Motivations, Achievements of Self Published Authors in 2018

The Thorne Self Publishing Survey 2018 has launched. The purpose of the survey is to determine what motivates self published authors and what they have achieved both financially and personally. The research is being conducted by Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA, of Thorne Communications LLC. The first Thorne Self Publishing Survey was done in 2016, and […]

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 […]

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, […]