Literary selfies growing almost as fast as the photo ones

Statistics reported by The Guardian today that self-published books’ share of the UK market expanded by 79% in 2013 can only be good news for self-published authors and people who like the number 79.

A perfect example of the literary selfie from waaaay back in 2008 (not me in the photo).

A perfect example of the literary selfie from waaaay back in 2008 (not me in the photo).

Although the overall market it still small compared to ebooks from mainstream publishers, not only is the increase impressive and encouraging, but the price charged per book also appears to be slowly but surely approaching that of mainstream authors as indie scribes continue to build a solid base of committed readers.

Here’s another link to the article in case you missed the one above. Who says bad stuff happens on Friday the thirteenth?

 

Photo credit: Kaptain Kobold / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

 

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