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Crystal Tedder

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Author Earnings
Posted: Dec 5, 2017 5:03 AM
 
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Sorry if this is well-trod ground since I was here last, but see their last report was only early-2017. Why? Lawsuit? I can’t belive there’s been no change even to basic stats. I’m trying to get my cousin to self-pub something and wanted to show him the latest.

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cdalebrittain

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Re: Author Earnings
Posted: Dec 5, 2017 6:39 AM   in response to: Crystal Tedder in response to: Crystal Tedder
 
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I haven't checked Author Earnings for a while, but it would certainly not be a way to encourage someone to "publish something." It indicates that something like 1/10 of 1% of writers make the US median income (about $50k a year). These are people working full-time at writing and promoting with a great many books. Most people who just publish "something" are lucky to sell even one copy, besides the sale to Mom. Sorry.
Donna St Felix

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Re: Author Earnings
Posted: Dec 5, 2017 7:43 AM   in response to: Crystal Tedder in response to: Crystal Tedder
 
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Crystal Tedder wrote:
Sorry if this is well-trod ground since I was here last, but see their last report was only early-2017. Why? Lawsuit? I can’t belive there’s been no change even to basic stats. I’m trying to get my cousin to self-pub something and wanted to show him the latest.

IF you have had sales since early 2017, it could be the Zon is doing updates &/or system changes.
There seems to be a lot of changes going on and when that is going on, things get a little odd for a short spell.
Shelley E Marsh...

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Re: Author Earnings
Posted: Dec 5, 2017 9:48 AM   in response to: Crystal Tedder in response to: Crystal Tedder
 
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I think it was on Kboards people were speculating about what happened. DataGuy showed up and said he was working on the next one.
AntonyRibo

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Re: Author Earnings
Posted: Dec 6, 2017 9:24 AM   in response to: Crystal Tedder in response to: Crystal Tedder
 
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Nevertheless, penmen can afford to buy villa in Greece or French Riviera even with the median income
Half a century ago writers easily bought such homes (Remark's prominent villa in Switzerland for instance).
AntonyRibo

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Re: Author Earnings
Posted: Dec 6, 2017 11:32 AM   in response to: Crystal Tedder in response to: Crystal Tedder
 
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Now I understand the topic better thx
B.L. Alley

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Re: Author Earnings
Posted: Dec 6, 2017 2:38 PM   in response to: Crystal Tedder in response to: Crystal Tedder
 
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What are these "author earnings" of which you speak?
writerbn

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Re: Author Earnings
Posted: Dec 6, 2017 4:11 PM   in response to: B.L. Alley in response to: B.L. Alley
 
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B.L. Alley wrote:
What are these "author earnings" of which you speak?
Author Earnings Report is a massive collection of data on indie publishing. I believe it was started by Hugh Howey, and he still maintains it along with Data Guy. I won't post the link, because it'll go straight to mod-land, but you can Google it.
B.L. Alley

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Posted: Dec 6, 2017 4:28 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
 
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