So. How are people planning to publish their work in progress? How does that compare to years past?
Let’s get to it!
Our starting place was 2013, where the percentage going traditional-only was 22% and self-publishing die-hards were 10%.
That largely held in 2014…
The biggest change in 2015 was a rise in the number of people who were eschewing traditional, which rose to 15%:
So what happened this year?
The results largely held. About 16% of people are self-publishing only, whereas the traditional-then-self crowd is pretty stable at 43%.
With the obvious caveat that these results are unscientific, what do you make of this? Have we reached traditional/self-publishing stasis? Will we see a shift in the next year?
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Art: Um tipografia by Jost Amman