The State of eBook Sales – Independent Publishers Versus the Big 5
I just came across a very fascinating article by Hugh Howey that illustrates in detail the current state of ebook sales among publishers. Here’s the direct link. The data was collected from public websites (including Amazon) and is available for download so you can see the raw facts.
Two results struck me the most. First, the Big 5 are making a killing off of ebook sales, while their authors are not! Independent authors are making much more than their Big 5 counterparts. Second, I was amazed at the dominance ebooks are having on the overall publishing world.
If you are an author, you ought to take a look at this article. If you are a reader of ebooks, you too should examine this article. I found it fascinating and educational.
I’m quite pleased that I switched from publishing with the Big 5 when the ebook technology began years ago. I’ve never gone back and certainly won’t now.