- Perceived lack of quality
- Authors only self publish for vanity reasons
- You have to be everything: accountant, designer, marketing department etc.
I know typically people don't talk about their earnings but I'm going to here, just in general terms. If you're a published author you know that twice a year your royalty statements turn up and you discover how many books you have or haven't sold. Over the last month or so those royalty statements have been turning up. Now here is the difference between my traditionally published books and my self-published eBooks. For one of my publishers my royalty income for the last 6 months was half that of one month's royalty income for my eBooks.
This has left me wondering what benefits are there for a 'jobbing' writer to go the traditional published route?