The book sales of a self-published author

For anyone out there who has written a book and is wondering whether to self-publish or hold out for an agent and a publisher to say the magic word, ‘Yes’, here is the kind of thing you can expect if you go the SP route.

Go the traditional route and you may well spend months or years trying to get that book deal, but if or when it does, you may just become rich. If you go the self-published route, you’ll be able to start earning almost immediately and unless you’re a celebrity or have a gigantic social network, this is the kind of graph that you’ll be able to plot with your revenue from the first six months.

Graph of book sales

Graph of book sales

J.K. Rowling I ain’t! :-)

Other authors of Aztec novels

Someone just advised me that Graham Hancock is about to lauch a historical fiction book set in at the time of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire. It can only be good news for ‘New Fire’ if more famous authors than I take up the Aztec banner. Hopefully they will draw in people who would not otherwise have looked in.

War God

Other novels set in Mexico during the Aztec Empire, in no particular order:

Let’s see if the ‘Eye of Sauron’ (Bernard Cornwell) turns this way! :-)