Author Earnings – From Sacha Black’s Blog


There’s only one truth in the publishing industry: change is constant. Whether it’s the development of the Kindle, the closure of a bookstore chain or the latest groan-inducing tweak in the Amazon algorithms, change is constant, and the pace of it ain’t slowing down.

So what’s a gal to do to keep up with the latest trends, and data?

Last week I wrote a post that details a few ways to learn how to market and keep up with current trends, but for now, you should also read the latest author earnings report.

I’m going to highlight a few of the most salient trends and things I thought were worth noting.

Data Guy and Hugh Howey are the engines behind Author Earnings, their analytics run in real time capturing data on over a million top-selling titles on Amazon. There is nothing more up to date or more comprehensive than this data.

Although, like any good little data girl should do, there are still caveats to apply. Like the fact this data only covers America. But before you snub that pretty lil’ nose of yours at me, that’s still a tidy $1.3 BILLION in book sales.

Read the rest of this post HERE.

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