The costs and benefits of publishing your own books
From Both Sides – sold 250,000 copies in a year and pushed him on to become one of the bestselling self-published authors in the UK.
There’s an interesting table of statistics in this article that you should check out. It’s called ‘Earnings of a Writer’.
And this quote I pulled which – importantly shows how most authors see about a 40% return on investment.
From my experience that is about right. Although that 40% ROI is more accurate when you have several books published. On any given book you may lose money…
“A recent survey of writers found that 25% of them had self-published a work, and 86% of them said they would self-publish again.
They suggested a typical return on their investment of 40%, the research for the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society found.”