Author Earnings Report For Jan 2015

Courtesy Superfamous Studios/

Courtesy Superfamous Studios/

“Executive Summary
•  AuthorEarnings reports analyze detailed title-level data on 33% of all daily ebook sales in the U.S.
•  30% of the ebooks being purchased in the U.S. do not use ISBN numbers and are invisible to the industry’s official market surveys and reports; all the ISBN-based estimates of market share reported by Bowker, AAP, BISG, and Nielsen are wildly wrong.
•  33% of all paid ebook unit sales on are indie self-published ebooks.
•  20% of all consumer dollars spent on ebooks on are being spent on indie self-published ebooks.
•  40% of all dollars earned by authors from ebooks on are earned by indie self-published ebooks.
•  In mid-year 2014, indie-published authors as a cohort began taking home the lion’s share (40%) of all ebook author earnings generated on while authors published by all of the Big Five publishers combined slipped into second place at 35%.”

You can read the whole report at I will however quote a few graphics from the report here.

My note–Look at that chunk of blue!

My note–Once again, look at the blues.

My note–See the two lines crisscrossing up there? How’s that?

To all my undecided-which-way-to-go writer friends out there–please, go read the report at Authorearnings. It has all the information you need that will convince you enough to pick a path. I never had any doubts, but numbers always make my convictions even stronger. One way or another, they will sure help you also.

To the peeps at, thank you for all your hard work.

S.G. Basu is an aspiring potentate of a galaxy or two. She plots and plans with wondrous machines, cybernetic robots, time travelers and telekinetic adventurers, some of whom escape into the pages of her books. Once upon a previous life on planet Earth, S.G. Basu trained to be an engineer, and her interest in science and her love of engineering shows up time and again in her books.

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