• 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 Amazon.com are indie self-published ebooks.
• 20% of all consumer dollars spent on ebooks on Amazon.com are being spent on indie self-published ebooks.
• 40% of all dollars earned by authors from ebooks on Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com while authors published by all of the Big Five publishers combined slipped into second place at 35%.”
You can read the whole report at Authorearnings.com. 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 Authorearnings.com, thank you for all your hard work.