The simple fact is this: getting paid for your writing is not easy. But self-publishing is making it easier. How much easier? We don't have sufficient data to know. But a conservative estimate would be that five to 10 times as many people are paying bills with their craft today as there was just a few years ago. (source: PLR) Permalink, report abuse 13 of 15 people think this post adds to the discussion. Do you? Yes, no, in reply to an earlier post on GMT, post Mortem Books says: Put it bluntly, 95 of writers earn less than ё5000 per annum.
"Publishing a book for sale is a matter of both art and commerce. I would argue that for most writers publishing is not only about money; it's about a lot of other things including touching readers and sharing stories, but the money is important in a lot of ways.".
While writers aren't motivated purely by money, the money does matter on many levels. The high royalty rates in self-publishing also give writers higher expectations about their potential income.". So too, do success stories like that of Day, who originally self-published her erotic novel Bared to You, or the author Hugh Howey, who sold hundreds of thousands of copies of.