Indie Authors are starting to see more revenue from the United Kingdom. In 2015 22% of all e-book sales were from self-published authors, which is a dramatic increase from 16% in 2014.
There are a few things to note about these numbers, however. Although total self-published ebook sales did go up, it’s possible that’s less because self-published books are gaining popularity, or whether they’re just becoming more numerous. Self-published titles still tend to sell, on average, far fewer copies than your average traditionally published book — as is evident from the fact that more than half of all self-published authors earn less than $500 from book sales per year.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.