Hi..Not long ago, we published a summary of the statistics emanating from a Taleist results from their survey about self-publishers.
Since then, a lot of criticism has been launched at the validity of the survey
Here are some of the weaknesses identified
It lumped in hybrid authors and self-published authors
It did not pose the same questions to traditionally published authors
It did not quantify what it meant to “Live from your book earnings”, leading some authors who answered the survey to be very surprised to find themselves lumped in the “Top Earners” category
They will not release their data so that others can analyze
The survey had only 1007 interviewees
Michael J. Sullivan, author of the Riyria Revelations, is attempting to correct this situation with a survey of his own and need as many writers as possible -from all backgrounds, even aspiring writers, to add some data to the equation.