One million self-published print books in 2017
It is the first time the number of self-published books have topped the one million mark. That’s a massive increase on 2016 – a jump of 28% – says Publishers News, the influential American journal.
The figures are based on the number of print ISBNs issued to self-published authors and include the books produced through Amazon’s CreateSpace division.
There was an even bigger percentage increase in the number of books self-published through Amazon. They released nearly 752,000 self-published print books in 2017. Their nearest competitor in paperback publication is Lulu and they are a long way behind: they produced 36,651 books last year.
I self-published my creative writing guide (see the column on the right) and would do it again. It’s been a very positive experience.
I wonder if readers of this blog are part of the growth in self-publishing. If you have time it would be lovely if you could say where you are in the comments. If you’re in a hurry just put A, B or C.
A Yes! I’ve already self-published
B I’m thinking about it
C It’s traditional route for me, or not at all