A friend of mine sent me an article titled, “10 Awful Truths about Book Publishing” by Steven Piersanti. He suggested I might find it interesting since I was in the midst of marketing my own book, A Broken Tree: How DNA Exposed a Family’s Secrets. This article was written in 2016 so the data is a few years old. However, given the nature of changes in the publishing world, I expect these statistics are still even more valid than ever. The article is enlightening and a must read for any author who is seriously thinking of becoming a published author.
Some of the statistics Piersanti shares include the following:
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