If there's one thing we lack in the book publishing industry, it is survey data about the newer parts of the industry. That's why the self-pub distributor BookBaby is running a survey right now concerning indie authors.
“The self-publishing community is gigantic and getting bigger every day,” said BookBaby President Steven Spatz. “And yet we know very little about how, or even why some indie authors are getting discovered by readers. Is it great marketing? Is it pure luck? Or something else altogether?”
The survey is about 35 questions long, and covers everything from what genres authors are publishing to how they're promoting their books. it's intended to be a comprehensive study focused on revealing the most successful book marketing and promotion strategies.
You can find the survey here:
The survey was announced last week, and Spatz tells me that around 6,000 authors have responded. Have you participated? What did you think?
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