Interesting post about why women are doing so well at self-publishing. Hint: apparently we should be spending our time writing, not marketing!
According to the recent Taleist survey of self-published writers, women authors are more successful than men.
Does this fact surprise you? It surprised me – not because I lack faith in my female counterparts (far from it), but because when you compare it to the traditional book publishing industry, it’s the men who dominate.
A good example of the situation women face in the traditional publishing world is documented by VIDA. They decided to count the reviews in a number of important literary publications and it revealed that male writers were up to 413% more likely to be reviewed than female writers in publications like The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic, Paris Review, The New Yorker, London Review of Books, Harper’s Magazine.
Forget publishers, I’m going it alone…
Before you make any final decisions, you may want to consider the cold, hard facts. While the traditional publishing world may not be the…
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Interesting. I’ve wondered if female authors are becoming more popular too. Look at the big series that people talk about. Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, True Blood, Beautiful Creatures, etc. The male authors that are popular nowadays all seem to be from the old guard. By the way, not saying this is a bad thing.
Thanks for the reblog, Michelle.