The same article maintained that while major publishers like Harlequin previously nurtured new authors, in 2014 new authors preferred to self-publish.
There's a good reason for authors to self-publish. In a word: money. The money traditional publishers offer to authors can't compare with the money authors can make when they self-publish.
In February, hot-selling self-publishing author H.M. Ward reported on an authors' forum: "Over the past year I've been offered over 1.5 million bucks in advances offered by huge publishing houses."
She refused all offers. They made no sense financially. Bestselling self-published authors like Ms Ward can make $100,000 in seven days on Amazon.
As ebooks grow ever more popular, Amazon and other ebook retailers offer opportunities for career writers. Angela Booth created a new program, "Write Commercial Fiction For Fun and Profit in Just 3 Days" at http://www.fabfreelancewriting.com/
Many professional writers are now writing both nonfiction and fiction, and are publishing on Amazon. Although every writer hopes for a bestseller, ebooks sell well, so when writers produce consistently, they don't need to produce top-selling ebooks in the various categories or genres.
Writers can build a fan base, and over time, make more money than they can make from traditional publishing.
Angela Booth creates guides and classes for writers. She says that many of her students are writing fiction this year. "Fiction is the big new thing for pro writers. They're writing short stories, novellas, and novels, and are self-publishing. My students watch their income increase month by month, as they release more books."
"Write Commercial Fiction For Fun and Profit in Just 3 Days" shows writers how to write commercial fiction, and how to write prolifically. The program includes coaching, as do all Angela's programs.
Learn more, and contact Angela, at http://www.fabfreelancewriting.com/
About Angela Booth
Angela Booth is a top copywriter, author and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills at her online store at https://angelabooth.selz.com
She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs, such as her Fab Freelance Writing Blog at http://www.fabfreelancewriting.com/