One Author’s Debut Year: Indie Income versus Expenses

Part Two of Jessi Gage’s insightful January analysis.

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Yesterday, I blogged about my sales and income as a traditionally published author versus an indie author for the SAME book in two different years. In 2013, my time-travel romance Wishing for a Highlander was for sale through a small traditional press. In 2014, I got my rights back and published it myself.

Go here for some pretty charts that show my 2013 & 2014 sales and royalties for Wishing.

The take-away message is that as an independently-published book, Wishing earned me a higher royalty per unit sold than it did as a traditionally-published book. Another benefit of indie publishing was that I was able to lower the price of the book for readers. This is probably the biggest fctor contributing to my selling more copies of Wishing in 2014 than in 2013.

Yesterday I reported my sales and income for Wishing as follows:
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