Real Numbers, Real Authors- No BS

Writing, I think, is not apart from living.  Writing is a kind of double living.  The writer experiences everything twice.  Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind.  ~Catherine Drinker Bowen, Atlantic, December 1957

Today’s post might look deceptively short. I assure you, it will take you quite awhile to do the information stored here any justice.

I asked some of my friends to send me any numbers they’d be willing to share on their self publishing venture and I hit the jackpot with Suzan Harden who sent me the articles that I’ve included here today. I thought about compiling the data and and spitting it back out, but it’s best just the way it is- it’s the honey pot of all honey pots of data!

I hope you all read through these articles and study the numbers. An educated author will always trump the one who simply throws stories up for sale.

Again, I want to give a BIG shout out to my friend Suzan Harden for providing the links. It’s always nice to know that folks are willing to help!

16 Responses to Real Numbers, Real Authors- No BS

  1. Thank you for the post. I’m going to have to wait until later to do the articles justice.


    • Give yourself a nice chunk of time because they are loaded to the hilt with information. I so hope this helps our Muse Tracks’ community and that people do take the time to study! Good to see you here again, Ellaquinn.


  2. Angela Yuriko Smith says:

    Thanks for sharing these links… these are awesome information. I’m grabbing another coffee so I can sit down and caffeinate while I absorb ;p


  3. Suzan Harden says:

    Thanks for the shout-out, Stacey, but the real credit goes to the indie community. Everyone is so willing to share information and methods.


    • I so appreciate the help that you’ve given me over the past few weeks trying to pull together this series of articles. You are right about the warm helping community of the Indie authors- they are an awesome group. (Just like you!)


  4. jbrayweber says:

    Great links, Stace! Something all writers should read!


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  6. Thanks for sharing the links, Stacey! I love seeing how hard work and persistence can pay off no matter which route you take. 🙂 Knowledge is POWER! LOL


  7. You are so welcome, my friend!


  8. Thanks for including the link to my post, Stacey!


  9. jeff7salter says:

    I’m a few days later to your post. And headed to those links now. Thanks.


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