Self Published Ebook AuthorsSelf-published Ebook Authors
Whilst the figures are clear, the cause or causes of the rapid decline in independent writers' revenues is definitely not clear.
There are many possible sceneries in the long commentary lists included with the Author Earnings Reports, but as the reports and some commentators note, the most likely causes are a modification of Amazon's algorithm, a bug in the Kindle Defined Pay-per-Page reader programme, or a sharp shift in Amazon's focus of sourcing.
There' s also the chance that Bookbub has exacerbated the issue by having accepted fewer self-published works. No matter what the reason, the poor reports only refer to the last three months, or perhaps a little longer, but ups and downs in any given time. There will always be movement in the markets, and the reason for it is totally beyond the authors' reasonable discretion.
Self-editing is still in its early stages and every attendee is still studying, even Amazon. Sure, it goes without saying that Amazon was the true innovator of self-publishing and assisted so many authors by giving them the chance not only to sell their e-books and textbooks themselves, but also to offer them for purchase on Amazon, the world's biggest retail store.
Amazon is not, however, a charitable organization. It' s a company and it will make commercial choices that will not always be good for its vendors, who are authors in this case. Broadly published? According to Buisness 101, you should never have your company checked by a key vendor or a key account.
With these alleys there is a broad name for publication, but it is not nearly broad enough for a sound, competitively priced eBook fair. Whatever the recent drop in independent authors' revenues and revenues, the cause is unfortunately a shortage of real competitors. Because of the fact that the drivers are beyond the authors' scrutiny, the only natural response is to be tolerant and overcome this recent downswing and hopefully it's just a short-term breakdown.