From ‘Publishing…and Other Forms of Insanity‘ – “As usual, romance dominated Smashword’s self-published bestseller list for 2014. Of the top 25 (US) bestselling novels, 16 were romance, four were historical fiction which appears to be making a comeback, and six were young adult which did well everywhere last year. The mean price was $2.99”. While the mix is largely unsurprising, this survey contains little good news for us ‘other genre’ writers who might be thinking of the do-it-yourself route to making some actual dough!
by Ian Keith Anderson