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2016 Novelist Income Results, Part 5: Miscellaneous Data

Introduction This is the fifth and final chunk of data and analysis from the 2016 Novelist Income Survey. Part one Part two Part three Part four This is where I look at all the other random and miscellaneous data points that either didn’t fit elsewhere, or else I couldn’t figure out quite what to do(…)

Cool Stuff Friday

Friday’s thinking he may have made his villains a bit too competent in this book… Yes I would like some galaxy cake please!!! Amazing hot-air balloon pics from Cappadocia, Turkey Action-figure photography, from hotkenobi Astrophotography goals

2016 Novelist Income Results, Part 4: Impact of Marketing and Promotion

Introduction This is the fourth chunk of data and analysis from the 2016 Novelist Income Survey. Part one Part two Part three For this part, I wanted to look at whether the hours spent on marketing, promotion, and outreach correlated at all with how much money our authors made last year. Overview I used net(…)

2016 Novelist Income Results, Part 3: Number of Books Published in 2016

Introduction This is the third chunk of data and analysis from the 2016 Novelist Income Survey. Part one Part two A number of people have asked how the number of books published in 2016 correlates with income, particularly with indie writers. We saw in part two that authors who primarily self-publish can do quite well.(…)

Jim C. Hines