Anyone who writes book length fiction and wrestles with the question of whether to try to gain the attention of a major traditional publishing house, go indie, or find a way to straddle the line between them would do well to read this article. It is data heavy, but startling in the sales numbers it puts forth. I’ve been watching such information, while engaging in a lengthy adventure in getting my writing noticed by top short fiction editors. In that I’m having a considerable measure of nonvisible success. Which means that I’m always looking for solid information that really informs and assists today’s serious writers. There are difficult choices almost every writer needs to face in our modern age of paper or digital or both choices. All I’m sure of right now is that solid information is our friend. Use it well and wisely, and keep learning all we can.

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