Entrepreneur to Collaborator: Appendices


Appendix A: Motives for Self-Publishing

Motive Agree (Multiple answers acceptable)
Creative Freedom 40%
Efficiency 40%
Expense 20%
Hot-Button Topic 0%
Bad Experience with Traditional Publishers 0%
Limited Audience Appeal 0%
Bringing Out-of-Print Books Back into the Market 20%

*Note: Due to being fairly recent, these surveys encompass a very small number of authors.

Appendix B: What Authors Have Heard About Publishing

Statement Disagree Strongly Disagree Neither Agree nor Disagree Agree Agree Strongly
“Self-published books are low-quality.” 0% 50% 16.67% 33.33% 0%
“Professional publishing houses won’t give new authors the support they need.” 0% 16.67% 33.33% 50% 0%
“The industry is in a state of transition away from publishing monopolies.” 0% 0% 33.33% 50% 16.67%
“Self-published writers are desperate and more likely to get swindled.” 16.67% 0% 66/67% 16.67% 0%
“Self-publishing gives its authors complete creative freedom.” 0% 33.33% 0% 66.67% 0%
“Even with the percentage of profits taken by publishers, traditional authors make more money.” 0% 16.67% 33.33% 50% 0%
“Self-publishing means being an entrepreneur.” 0% 0% 16.67% 66.67% 16.67%


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