Quote Originally Posted by pattmayne View Post
Thanks for sharing this. I tend to utterly distrust all pro-self-publishing content because nobody offers real numbers and data.

If we could share our actual experiences we might be able to improve those experiences. Self-publishing should be more of a force-to-be-reckoned-with, but everybody just acts like a subject of the State of Amazon Publishing.
You also run into the issue that the more successful self-published authors are more likely to boast about their numbers. It inflates the perception of how successful you'll be self-publishing. The fact is, most self-published authors have sales figures much more like mine. I'm getting a few sales and few reads in Kindle Unlimited, but I'm not even at a point where my sales figures reach $1000 in a year. That's just the nature of the beast.