Ever wonder how authorpreneurs profit from fewer book sales? They capture the income traditional publishers receive. As an author, ask yourself:
1. Is it better to sell 500 traditionally published books receiving a $.20 royalty per book ($100 earned)? If within a year 10,000 books sell, a traditionally published author earns $2,000.00 in royalties. Or…
2. Is it better to sell 10 books as an authorpreneur receiving $10 profit per book ($100 earned)? If within a year 200 books are sold, an authorprenuer earns $2,000.00 in profit.
Publishers use authors’ fan base for repeat success with each new book. Traditionally published authors with a huge fan following make minimal profit on their writing. Authors planning to indie publish should address their need for fans’ contact information with their publisher before breaking away. Authors who capture fans’ contact information have better success as authorprenuers.
— Mark Wayne Adams, Award-Winning Publisher of Jilli, That’s Silly!: A Story About Being a Girl