Secrets of Self-publishing and eBook promotion – Part 2

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In the first part of this article, I shared a little of my own limited experience in the world of Indie-publishing and explained how, no matter how good your book may be, like any product, its success (unless you are exceptionally lucky) will depend on how effectively you market and promote it.

With this in mind, two weeks ago I published via twitter, Facebook and a few other on-line forums, the link to a quick anonymous Author Survey. Since then, I have had responses from 33 authors, 26 of whom are self-published.
12 of the 33 respondents have sold over 5000 books, 5 have sold over 10,000, 2 over 50,000 and just 1 over 100,000.

Statisticians among you will no doubt point out that this may not necessarily be a representative sample and of course there are many different ways in which the following data could be interpreted, but I feel it provides some useful insights nonetheless. Continue reading “Secrets of Self-publishing and eBook promotion – Part 2”

Author Survey

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Since publishing my first book in June this year, I’m interested to learn how my fellow authors are finding this strange world of indie publishing into which I am now thrust.

If you’re an author and as curious as I on this topic, please answer the 8 brief questions found in this anonymous on-line survey.

It takes less than a minute.

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