As we turn the last pages on the year 2015 it’s time to take a moment to reflect on the chapter we’ve just completed. 2015 saw many notable events occur in the world of self-publishing. Here’s a breakdown of all the positive self-publishing events that 2015 experienced.
Perhaps the best thing to mention about the year 2015 is that the data proves that self-published authors are making money – lots of money! Indie Author Hugh Howey created a website to track how much money authors are making (authorearnings.com) and you won’t believe the results. Self-published authors are making more money than traditional authors across the board! This is also likely due to the fact that self-published authors in 2015 were becoming “omni-authors”. These are authors who are able to find an outlet for their stories through a variety of mediums in the hopes of accessing new revenue streams. YouTube, webinars, digital anthologies, and more are all areas where an omni-author is finding success.
One of the big changes in 2015 was that the cream seemed to finally be rising to the top. Self-publishing has long been a crowded market where quality is hard to find in all the chaos, but 2015 saw an uptick in the number of quality writings finding success. These were the books that had professional editing, excellent cover designs, and perfect formatting. This helped these books stand out in a positive way. 2015 also saw some noteworthy success from several indie authors. Author Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin had his book “The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep” overtake some of the biggest books of the year on the Amazon charts. Self-published author Jamie McGuire even had her book “Beautiful Redemption: A Novel” find its way to Walmart’s bookshelves in time for the holiday season. Self-published books no longer feel second rate with that type o f success!
2015 was a great year for self-publishing that validated its existence. 2016 promises to be much more of the same!
Read the full article here: Resolve And Resolution For Self-Published Authors
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