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The Year in Self Publishing - 2012

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 18, 2012

One of the themes of 2012 has without a doubt been the rise of self-publishing.

Regardless of how you measure it, self published books have had a huge impact on the publishing world in 2012. We’ve seen multiple deals where a self-published author was picked up by a major publisher after already banking huge ebook sales. And if you look at the top-selling books of 2012 several of them started out as self-published.

Today we saw another first for self-publishing. A self-published work was named to the best-books of the year list of the highly respected and ultra-tough book reviewer for the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani.

Self-publishing was once “vanity publishing,” something that you did if you just couldn’t cut it with a traditional publisher. And it certainly wasn’t big business. All that’s changed. Self Publishing today is big business, in fact in 2012, it was $100 million.

For more information on self publishing, contact The Country Press.

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The "Golden Age" of Self Publishing

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The self-publishing seminar attracted panels and exhibitors offering the latest developments in the self-publishing field. At the seminar, the “The How, What, Where, and When of Print and EBooks” session heard that 2012 is part of the “golden age of self-publishing.” And there are stats to back that claim.
 
According to the newest figures of self published books produced, last year there were 211,269 self-published titles released, up from 133,036 in 2010.

The most popular genre in units sold is fiction (45%), but the nonfiction genre leads in sales (38%).

While e-books sold more of the percentage of books, paperbacks and hard covered books have the large percentage of sales.

Although the dream of most writers is to be signed by a major publisher and becoming a bestseller, more authors are becoming successful through self-publishing. Rather than carrying a stigma like in the past, self publishing portrays that an author wants to take things into their own hands.

Now that self-publishing can be profitable, and since it has been made more convenient, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and story tellers have more means than ever to get their word out. To get your word out, contact The Country Press.


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