Here is a great post regarding some indie author tactics
Self-publishing is a pretty tough game for most authors, but as the industry matures and best practices start to emerge, we’re starting to learn more about what makes a self-published title sell.
Each year, Smashwords parses its sales data to give the rest of the world a little glimpse into what works for its best-selling authors. To absolutely nobody’s surprise, the fifth annual survey revealed that romance, erotica, and young adult fiction are the top sellers for the digital self-publishing platform.
These categories are so popular, in fact, that romance titles (adult and young adult combined) make up more than seventy percent of the top 200 best-selling titles, Smashwords CEO Mark Coker said. Seventy percent. That’s a pretty steady paycheck for the seamstresses that have to repair all those ripped bodices.
Fantasy clocked in as the fourth most popular fiction category in 2016, which I can only assume is due…
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