電子書在美國的販售管道與作者的獲利

在美國,五大出版商在電子書拆分上對作者佔的比例不斷的下滑,這也代表話語權不斷的下降,而且愈來愈不需要這些「大」出版商了:「Independent authors are starting to outsell the Big Five」。

這邊所提到的 Big Five 可以在「The Big Five Trade Book Publishers」這邊查到,分別是:

  • Hachette Book Group
  • HarperCollins
  • Macmillan Publishers
  • Penguin Random House
  • Simon and Schuster

另外也可以把 Amazon 當作是電子書產業的大公司。可以看到獨立發行的比率愈來愈高:

AuthorEarnings.com has published a report on this very subject, so I jumped into the data. Their May 2016 report reports 1340 authors earn over $100,000 per year on Amazon.com. The striking fact here: “Half of them are indies and Amazon-imprint authors.”

「出版社」的架構受到的挑戰愈來愈多了。

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