Here’s an excellent report from author Lynn Viehl’s experience and income with a mass market publisher for the book Twilight Fall which broke through to the NY Times best seller list. She calls herself in the “Top 20”.
It was originally posted April 17 at the Genreality blog which receives contributions from a number of active Romance writers.
Lynn provides some valuable insights and hard data on the income she derived.
Her experience provides ample evidence why self publishing might actually be a better choice for people who do write quality books and generate a following of avid loyal readers.
A self publisher who makes $5 on a book and who sells 10,000 books (200 books in each of 50 states) will receive just about as much as she did, on market sales of 100,000 copies.