One common question I see all the time is – how much do author’s make per book?
There isn’t one fixed answer, but I’ll do my best to cover it.
Non-fiction authors usually make between $100-$1,000 per book.
Fiction authors who know what they’re doing make $10,000+ per book. However, the upfront costs of building a large reader base can be upwards of $50,000. This is assuming they have no outside following to begin with.
Non-fiction is my specialty, so these days it’s rare that I publish a book which doesn’t make at least $700 of the course of it’s lifetime. Most of them will make $2,000+
However, I still have flops from time to time, one recent book I published looks like it won’t even crack the $200 mark. Oh well, back to the drawing board.
The factors which determine how much your book will make pretty much boil down to 2 things.
How much demand there is in the niche.
And how good your competition is.
I’ve seen utterly awful books make thousands in niches where there was high demand and low competition. And I’ve also seen top quality work make less than $100. How much author’s make per book depends entirely on the above two criteria.
Focus on finding hot markets first and foremost, and you’ll be good.
My personal favorites are evergreen markets like weight loss, make money and alternative health. These niches never lack profitable keywords to publish in, and customers will happily by multiple books in order to get to the root of their problem.
My favorite way to find profitable keywords is to leverage 7-10 figure authority publishers in a completely ethical way. This allows me to find hot keywords before other publishers jump on them. Giving me a “blue ocean” if you will.
For more information on how to do just that go to
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