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Only 40 Self-Published Authors are a Success, says Amazon

I like to mix my eternal optimism with a good, honest reality check every now and then, and I thought I’d share this post. But on the positive side I guess it just goes to show that writers don’t always write for the money…

Reblogged from Claude Forthomme-Nougat’s Blog

The cat is out of the bag, finally we know exactly how many self-published authors make it big: 40.

Yes, that’s not a typo.

40 self-published authors “make money”, all the others, and they number in the hundreds of thousands, don’t. This interesting statistic, recently revealed in a New York Times article, applies to the Kindle Store, but since Amazon is in fact the largest digital publishing platform in the world, it is a safe bet that self-published authors are not doing any better elsewhere. Read the whole post on Claude-Forthomme-Nougat’s Blog

Source: Only 40 Self-Published Authors are a Success, says Amazon


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