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#IndieChat – SelfPub Metrics and Hugh Howey’s Controversial Report

by Miral Sattar •  February 17, 2014  •   Follow miralsattar

Published in News  •  3 comments

The entire publishing world has their knickers in a twist since Hugh Howey released his report on Author Earnings last week.  The chat transcript is here. We even had Hugh Howey, HM Ward and a lot of other folks stop by. 

According to Howey’s report “Indie authors are outselling the big five. That’s the entire big five. Combined. Indie and small-press books account for half of the ebook sales in the most popular and bestselling genres on Amazon.”


The report has caused a huge debate across the interwebs between every publishing pundit and their mother, uncle,

So, we’re dedicating tomorrow’s Twitter #indiechat to chatting about the report.  Do you agree with it? How do your numbers stack up against Howey’s analysis?

Data from Hugh Howey’s report.
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Howey is also doing a survey for authors with Author Earnings Survey Results from over 900 authors. 

Also, we’re super excited to announce that Hugh Howey himself will be a guest on #indiechat in a few weeks. So you can talk to him and ask him questions directly.

About Indiechat:

Every week we host #indiechat. We invite industry experts and authors to discuss and share tips on the indie and publishing landscape. #Indiechat is held every Tuesday at 9pm EST. You can check out our previous chat logs on BiblioCrunch Storify.

Mercy Pilkington will be hosting from the @BiblioCrunch Twitter account. Bring your questions!

Your first #indiechat? We have instructions on how to join here. 


About Miral Sattar

Lover of books. CEO & founder of Bibliocrunch. Love storytelling in all its forms. Formerly TIME. I'm a new media entrepreneur who has worked in the media industry for 11 years. My mission is simple – to innovate the publishing industry with technology. My company has been featured in BBC World News, Money Magazine, Bloomberg, Consumer Reports, Forbes, WSJ, MediaBistro, PBS, Columbia Journalism Review, The Next Web, Publishers Weekly, and a bunch of other places. Bibliocrunch was also selected as The Next Big Thing in media by the Paley Center. I also used to run a popular South Asian culture blog called Divanee. Before I ran my own company and became a mom, I used to be on the board for several literacy organizations, and wrote a LOT more. Hopefully, when things are calmer I can go back to that! :)