Big boost to make book publishing as easy as falling off a blog – ArtsHub (subscription)

Big boost to make book publishing as easy as falling off a blog ArtsHub (subscription) Tablo’s self-publishing platform connects writers with other authors and readers via any web browser or mobile device to help the authors build a following for…

Source: publishing.artshub.com.au

Publishing will get easier. But at present, even people who are pretty savvy with technology can still struggle getting their book published…

‘A lot of people think, because publishing has gone digital, that it’s simple. It’s still incredibly complicated and expensive though, and it’s even harder for an author to have their work discovered.’”

The costs and benefits of publishing your own books – BBC News

 

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The costs and benefits of publishing your own books
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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.

Source: www.bbc.co.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.”

Authors Guild Dismisses Amazon Offer – Wall Street Journal

Authors Guild Dismisses Amazon Offer Wall Street Journal Although he warned that the publishing “ecosystem cannot exist while entities within it are committed to the eradication of other entities,” his letter also praised Amazon for creating a…

Source: online.wsj.com

This is getting complicated…Interesting quotes from the article:

In his letter, Mr. Russo walked a careful line. Although he warned that the publishing “ecosystem cannot exist while entities within it are committed to the eradication of other entities,” his letter also praised Amazon for creating a successful e-book platform that benefits authors and publishers alike. The letter also chided publishers for not paying authors a higher digital royalty.

“It is worth stating that we are not anti-Amazon, or anti-e-book, or anti-indie-publishing,” the letter said. “Nor are we taking Hachette’s side in the present dispute. Those of us who publish traditionally may love our publishers, but the truth is, they’ve not treated us fairly with regard to e-book revenues, and they know it. That needs to change.””

and ending the article…

“We’re interested in the continued health of the entire publishing system,” Mr. Russo said in an interview. “And we want to get Amazon to say they are interested in that too.”

He said he believed that a reason that the negotiations turned contentious was that Amazon saw that publishers were making substantial profits on their digital titles, money that wasn’t being shared fairly with their authors.