Written World Media, one of my favorite sources of information on publishing, published earlier this month a post on the trends that will define our industry in 2017 (if you don’t subscribe to its newsletter, you should; it’s free, comes out only once or twice a month, and is filled with tips, tricks, and industry news).
So, what can we expect from 2017? Here are the Written World Media’s predictions:
1. The Majority of Fiction Sales will Come from eBooks
70% of adult fiction sales were digital last year. It is likely that ebook readership will continue to grow in 2017. More eBook readers means more eBook sales. This means that, if you’re writing fiction, promoting your eBooks is a good place to focus in the coming year.
2. Indie Authors and Small Presses will Dominate
In the October 2016 author earnings report we saw the Big 5’s…
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