For Those Interested in Dollars Earned
Quick Disclaimer: Those who know me know I don’t talk about money all that often. Frankly, I don’t care what other people make nor do I spout off and share what I make with others. The below isn’t meant for bragging or anything like that. Instead, the opposite is intendeded to show that if you self-publish correctly, it is possible to make a living with your art. These are purely my personal earnings as a writer/artist in 2011. Company earnings are not included for confidentiality reasons and respect to those authors.
A comment about my 2011 sales. I don’t have my spreadsheets in front of me as I type this so I’m doing an average with the overalls here, but knowing what my tax report was, this is pretty accurate. Selling over 5800 books at an average of about $5 profit a book–as my profits range from as little as 35 cents on the 99-cent downloads stories to up to $10 for a paperback–that’s approximately $29,000US earned from self-publishing. This doesn’t include my investments into the projects, but since I’ve learned the secrets to keeping those costs down–which I’ll show you on this blog in the future–I maybe spent $1000 in overhead tops (most likely less) on my books–that is, production costs, not office expenses, etc.–so that’s still $28,000 or so earned. Not a bad salary for a job that requires me to work in my pajamas all day.
Hope the above provides encouragement.
Posted on October 10, 2012, in Sales Figures and Money and tagged art, book sales, make a living with your art, money, sales figures, self-publish, self-publishing, stories. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.