May 29, 2012

One Leaf in the Forest Screaming for Attention!

Updated October 2013
Imagine you are one leaf in a forest of 10,000 trees. How do you get noticed? That is the challenge each new indie writer faces.

Here are some sobering stats found on blogs and news websites:
  • In 2011, Amazon had 950,000 ebooks for the Kindle, out of a total of about 1.8 million titles.
  • Almost 2.8 million non-traditional books, including ebooks and print-on-demand paperbacks, were produced in the United States in 2010 (says Reuters).
  • US publishers of all types produce over 300,000 traditionally published books per year with about 210,000 more in the UK.
  • In October 2013, the American ISBN agency Bowker stated that 391,000 self-published titles were added in 2012, a 59% increase from 2011.
The world is awash in books with more every year.