Ebooks rose to fame on the strength of indie authors suddenly freed from the shackles and strictures of the traditional publishing world, releasing their works—good, bad, and indifferent—to the world. On the plus side, indie publishing brought us titles that might...
Self-Publishing Boot Camp: Guide for Authors by Carla King Publisher: Carla King (February 2015) Free download available (until April 2015): http://bit.ly/1EAXFl1 Language: English Book Description This guide provides walks prospective authors through the...
With a wicked sense of humor, an affinity for the supernatural realm, a preternatural interest in books, and a proclivity for storytelling that began in his youth, Mark Lefebvre has capitalized on his talents as an author, and, more recently, as the Director of Self...
The path to writing success—even the definition of writing success—has been permanently altered, as discussed in this article highlighting the writing scene and shifting opportunities in Charlottesville, VA, a city that has attracted a fair share of literary...
As an author committed to self publishing, you already know that writing an ebook, formatting it for the major platforms, and getting into the online bookstores is only part of the challenge. The other part—one that will occupy more and more of your attention as you...
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An article in the Wall Street Journal in July of this year proclaimed that audiobooks have become the fastest-growing format in the book world. The Audio Publisher Association pointed to sales increases of 21 percent in the U.S. and Canada between 2014 and 2015. (July 2016)
As detailed in an article on The Digital Reader, Scribd has shut down their unlimited subscription service as of March 2016. Instead, readers get access to three ebooks and one audiobook per month, selected from choices in a catalog of bestsellers. Apparently, some customers responded to the digital equivalent of an eat-all-you-want buffet by gluttonously downloading large quantities of digital content.(February 2016)
Publishing Perspectives reports that, according to Nielsen Book, self-published books (digital and print) represented 5% of the total market in 2014, totaling £58 million of book spend and some 17 million units. Self-published titles represented 5% of all books sold (again print and digital) and 15% of all ebooks (up 16% in the first quarter of 2015 and up 77% since 2012). (June 10, 2015)
According to the Association of American Publishers (AAP), as reported by Digital Book World, U.S. publishers scored about $28 billion in revenue in 2014, with ebooks growing 3.8% to roughly $3.37 billion for the year. (June 10, 2015)
Digital Book World reports that, according to an Association of American Publishers (AAP) survey, roughly 3.88 million audiobooks and 2.47 million ebooks were distributed by subscription services in the U.S. in 2014. (June 10, 2015)
According to Digital Census, just less than half (48.1%) of self-published authors report that they have sold fewer than 1,000 ebooks. About a quarter (25.9%) claim to have sold between 1,000 and 5,000 copies. (November 10, 2014)
Three-quarters (76.5%) of publishers who responded to The Bookseller’s Digital Census believe that territorial rights are coming under increasing pressure in the evolving global ebook market. (November 10, 2014)
More than two-thirds (71.0%) of respondents to The Bookseller’s Digital Census said that they buy ebooks regularly from Amazon. That is more than five times as many as from the next most popular ebookstore, which is Apple’s iBookstore (13.4%). (November 10, 2014)