Listen to the companion podcast episode
Kobo Writing Life coop for NetGalley
Audible releasing audiobook first
Authors still getting rank-stripped
Stupid Author Tricks:
-Tit for tat invitations to strangers
-Asking the distributor why your book isn't selling
-Not understanding how royalties work
Writing Income-Trad Pub:
Kameron Hurley's income report
-Very low income from trad-pub despite being well regarded
-Largest income from Patreon. Doing it in a way that requires lots of work. Could work smarter.
-Essentially making no money from indie. Doing it wrong and doesn't really care.
-Still has a day job due to insurance needs.
Jim Hines' income report
-Decent midlist income from tradpub sales
-Big dropoff from previous year, mostly due to working on books sold the previous year.
-Very little income from indie publishing
Tradpub is very difficult if you're not a top-tier bestsellere.