Some Very Good Tips on Self-Publishing. It’s been my long-held view that artists have to be on some level be an entrepreneur. However, you can’t be an entrepreneur without being able to sell–which you can’t do without practicing the fundamentals of good business. This is a must read.
Lot’s of kudos to the Author Paul G. Day http://bravebearbooks.com/2014/12/26/ten-self-publishing-facts-standing-in-your-way
TEN SELF PUBLISHING FACTS STANDING IN YOUR WAY
(And What You Need to Do About Them)
- The Market
The market is huge. With an estimate sixty million books and fourteen million authors on Amazon alone, you are swimming in a sea of too many fish, all fighting for survival and there is not enough food to go around. It is a sea where the bigger fish will gobble you up, leaving the scraps for scavengers. The demand for books is simply outweighed by the sheer volume of available titles. Put it this way, if each book sold only ten copies in its life, that’s six hundred million sales. It does not take a student of economics to figure out that there is no way this situation can be sustained. Needless to say only a small number, perhaps as few as five per cent of authors will have a measure of…
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