Here’s How You Should Look at the Taleist Self-Pub Survey
May 24th, 2012 | Nate Hoffelder
“Authors who get help (paid or unpaid) with story editing, copy editing, proofreading, and cover design make 34% more than the average.”
Taleist released the results of a survey of self-pub authors today. If you haven’t seen it yet, then you probably haven’t heard the statistics. Good. That gives me a chance to explain my viewpoint. I read the results this morning, but it took me until this evening before I placed them into context.
“41% paid for a cover designer”
The thing is, no matter how little those authors made while self-publishing their ebooks, on average they are almost certainly better off than if they did not have the option of self-publishing. [Read more]
“29% paid for copy editing”