Well worth reading if you are or plan to become a published author. It illustrates why I don’t see any way that the current publishing model can be sustained.
Doing some rough sums, I think this author could have earned the same amount from selling 10,000 copies on Amazon at $2.99 as she did selling 100,000 via Harlequin at $4.50
A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: Harlequin Fail
I published my first novel with Harlequin’s Intrigue line in August of 2000. My twenty-fifth was released in November, 2011. I had a lot of fun writing those books – taut, page-turning, action-pack…