Not a Gold Rush is the name of a 2012 survey about the success of those who publish their own work. One of the authors of the study, Steven Lewis, has written a book digging into some key findings.
Here’s what I take out of it:
- The best results come to authors with more writing experience, especially those who have been published before and (presumably) learned from that experience.
- Authors who spent more, earned more. Self-publishing is not a solo effort: you need to bring in specialists in editorial, design, marketing.
- To succeed, you will benefit from a) having strong experience – either your own or your team, and b) resources – like those higher-earning authors, invest in your book.
- Romance writers are on a good thing!
Here at Red Hill Publishing, we offer services to support you with points 2 and 3. It may not be a gold rush, but if you are intent on making the most of your investment in your writing work, let’s talk today.