Self-publishing facts

Beth Mende Conny of the Write Directions Institute describes her class Self-Publishing: Absolutely Everything You Need to KnowIf you’re thinking of self-publishing, here’s my advice: 

Stop thinking. Do it.

Need convincing? Consider these facts:

  • 2012 ISBNs show nearly 60 percent more self-published books than in 2011. (An ISBN — International Standard Book Number — is a 10- or 13-digit number used to identify a book; it is unique to each book. Think of it as a book’s Social Security number.) Proquest
  • The number of self-published titles in 2012 jumped to more than 391,000, up 59 percent over 2011 and 422 percent over 2007. Ebooks continued to gain on print, comprising 40 percent of the ISBNs that were self-published in 2012, up from just 11 percent in 2007.  Proquest
  • 2011’s 148,424 self-published print books represented about 43 percent of that year’s total traditional print output. While print accounts for 63 percent of self-published books, e-books are gaining fast. E-book production in 2011 was 87,201, up 129% over 2006. Print grew 33% in the same period. Publishers Weekly

Ready to get going? Sign up for the Write Directions Institute’s class: “Self-publishing: From inspiration to publication.”

Sat., April 12, 9 am to 12 pm
Cowork Frederick
Frederick, MD 21702

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