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Page: PUBLISHING EXPERIENCE
1. Have you had at least one book published (either traditionally or self-published)?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
75.3%2,216
No
24.7%728

Page: HAS NOT PUBLISHED A BOOK
2. Have you written a manuscript?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
No, I haven't started a manuscript yet
8.1%58
Yes, I've started a manuscript, but I haven't finished it yet
38.2%275
Yes, I've completed a full manuscript
53.8%387

Page: HAS HAD A BOOK PUBLISHED
3. Check all that apply: What kind of publisher has published your book(s)?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
I self-published
71.8%1,571
A company or LLC which I own or in which I own a share
15.3%335
A company or service that I paid to prepare or publish my book
5.1%112
A publisher that paid me an advance
28.9%632
A publisher that splits royalties with me but didn’t pay an advance and didn’t charge me for services or publication
24.8%542
None of these
1.0%21
Others? Please specify:
 
53

4. In what year did you publish your first book?
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Percent
Response
Count
2014
18.6%408
2013
16.5%360
2012
14.9%327
2011
11.2%244
2010
6.9%151
2009
4.8%104
2008
3.3%73
2007
2.7%60
2006
2.0%43
2005
2.1%47
2004
1.3%28
2003 or earlier
15.7%343

5. Do you currently have—or are you working on—another book that you'd like to publish?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
97.9%2,142
No
2.1%46

Page: HAS A MANUSCRIPT
6. How do you want to publish this book?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
I only want to publish my book with a traditional publisher
14.4%402
I would prefer to publish my book with a traditional publisher, but I may consider self-publishing
26.5%740
I have no preference for traditional publishing or self-publishing
8.1%227
I would prefer to self-publish my book, but I may consider traditional publishing
27.0%753
I only want to self-publish my book
23.9%667

Page: PUBLISHING PRIORITIES
7. How important is each of the following publishing-related priorities to you? (When you have completed this question, there should be a total of 11 check marks—one in each row.)
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 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO ME VERY IMPORTANT TO ME MODERATELY IMPORTANT TO ME SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT TO ME NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT TO ME Rating
Average
Rating
Count
• To make money writing books35.4% (970)29.4% (806)23.9% (653)9.4% (258)1.8% (50)3.872,737
• To support myself by writing books36.7% (1,004)22.0% (601)19.7% (539)11.8% (324)9.8% (269)3.642,737
• To build my career as a book writer55.9% (1,531)29.0% (793)9.9% (270)3.9% (107)1.3% (36)4.342,737
• To publish a book that people will buy60.8% (1,664)29.8% (815)7.6% (207)1.5% (41)0.4% (10)4.492,737
• To build my brand for purposes other than my writing career9.5% (261)9.5% (261)19.1% (523)18.4% (503)43.4% (1,189)2.232,737
• To share my story with others41.4% (1,132)26.0% (712)17.4% (476)7.9% (217)7.3% (200)3.862,737
• To share my expertise on a particular subject with others11.9% (326)15.6% (426)23.0% (630)22.1% (604)27.4% (751)2.622,737
• To satisfy a lifelong ambition42.3% (1,157)22.7% (622)15.9% (436)9.9% (272)9.1% (250)3.792,737
• To get validation for my work18.7% (512)24.5% (670)26.3% (720)16.7% (456)13.8% (379)3.182,737
• To get prestige5.7% (156)9.5% (259)26.2% (718)27.7% (757)30.9% (847)2.312,737
• To see my book in a bookstore18.2% (499)18.9% (518)25.3% (692)18.2% (499)19.3% (529)2.992,737

8. On average, how much time do you devote to WRITING each week? (Please round to the nearest hour.)
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Percent
Response
Count
0 hours per week
0.4%11
1-2 hour per week
3.0%82
3-4 hours per week
7.3%199
5-6 hours per week
7.5%205
7-9 hours per week
11.8%323
10-14 hours per week
17.4%475
15-19 hours per week
9.8%268
20-24 hours per week
16.6%453
25-29 hours per week
9.2%253
30-39 hours per week
8.1%223
40-49 hours per week
5.1%139
50 or more hours per week
3.9%106

9. About how many hours per week do you spend on OTHER ACTIVITIES RELATED TO WRITING (social networking, marketing your titles, engaging with fans and other writers, etc.)? (Please round to the nearest hour.)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
0 hours per week
3.2%87
1-2 hour per week
12.4%339
3-4 hours per week
14.5%396
5-6 hours per week
12.8%351
7-9 hours per week
13.8%377
10-14 hours per week
17.6%482
15-19 hours per week
6.9%190
20-24 hours per week
9.8%268
25-29 hours per week
3.3%90
30-39 hours per week
3.0%82
40-49 hours per week
1.2%32
50 or more hours per week
1.6%43

10. What is your approximate pre-tax (gross) annual income (in U.S. dollars) from WRITING BOOKS?
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Percent
Response
Count
$0
21.7%594
$1-$499
21.2%581
$500-$999
7.6%207
$1,000-$2,999
8.0%220
$3,000-$4,999
3.6%99
$5,000-$9,999
5.3%145
$10,000-$14,999
3.9%106
$15,000-$19,999
2.8%76
$20,000-$29,999
3.1%84
$30,000-$39,999
2.7%73
$40,000-$59,999
2.5%69
$60,000-$79,999
2.0%55
$80,000-$99,999
1.6%44
$100,000-$149,999
2.4%66
$150,000-$199,999
0.9%25
$200,000-$249,999
0.7%18
$250,000 or more
3.0%82
Not sure/Rather not say
7.1%193

11. How satisfied are you with your pre-tax (gross) annual income from WRITING BOOKS?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Very satisfied
5.9%161
Satisfied
11.1%303
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
31.4%860
Dissatisfied
26.6%729
Very dissatisfied
25.0%684

12. Is writing books your primary source of income?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
21.7%593
No
78.3%2,144

13. Other than writing books, do you earn income from OTHER writing-related activities (speaker's fees, consulting, etc.)?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes**
26.5%724
No
73.5%2,013
**If "Yes," please specify the activitiy:
 
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Page: INCOME FROM OTHER WRITING ACTIVITIES
14. What is your approximate pre-tax (gross) annual income (in U.S. dollars) from these OTHER writing-related activities?
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Percent
Response
Count
$1-$499
12.1%87
$500-$999
8.2%59
$1,000-$2,999
11.1%80
$3,000-$4,999
7.5%54
$5,000-$9,999
7.9%57
$10,000-$14,999
7.8%56
$15,000-$19,999
5.1%37
$20,000-$29,999
6.9%50
$30,000-$39,999
4.2%30
$40,000-$59,999
6.4%46
$60,000-$79,999
4.3%31
$80,000-$99,999
3.3%24
$100,000-$149,999
2.4%17
$150,000-$199,999
0.4%3
$200,000-$249,999 0.0%0
$250,000 or more
1.0%7
Not sure/Rather not say
11.4%82

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