Sunday, January 29, 2012
Not Bad at All
A friend of mine has self-published three ebooks on Amazon.com the past six months with remarkable success. Her royalties for January has exceeded $10,000.
This author had never been published before, and after rejections from traditional publishers, decided to strike out on her own. Her books sell from 99 cents to $2.99 each. At that price, she's sold lots of digital books.
Not bad. Not bad at all!
As the publishing industry is shifting toward ebooks, authors have the opportunity to take control of their destiny.
USA Today had an informative article about self-published authors in December so I'm not going to rehash what's been reported. And there are several other articles in various writing magazines about the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing.
The common thread for success seems to be promotion. These authors did more than simply write stories. They spent time getting the word out about their books. The same holds true for success in traditional publishing.
Check out these successful self-published authors.
Until the next time...