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Author: Subject: Self-Published Authors Make A Living And Sometimes A Fortune
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[*] posted on 7/28/2014 at 11:08 AM
Self-Published Authors Make A Living And Sometimes A Fortune

Excerpt from the NPR aticle:

"One of those authors, Hugh Howey, recently published a report arguing that self-published writers earn more money overall from e-books than authors who have been signed by the big five publishing houses. The report, which Howey created with an anonymous data researcher who goes by the name "Data Guy," uses Amazon's sales rankings and crowdsourced sales data to estimate authors' total earnings on e-books.

The report has been attacked by critics who point out the figures don't include cash paid to authors as part of book advances. And they say Howey is underestimating the money earned from old-fashioned print sales. He's also been called a tool of Amazon in that company's war against established publishing houses.

Trustworthy data is difficult to come by, and Amazon doesn't release detailed sales numbers."

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