Results for - Authors: Professionally Published/Self Published

1,714 voters participated in this survey

1. Generally do you think of professionally published authors better than self published writers?

Yes
24%
416 votes
No
32%
553 votes
Undecided
43%
745 votes

2. Would you ever self publish if you couldn't get professionally published through traditional means?

Yes
29%
491 votes
No
18%
307 votes
Undecided
21%
360 votes
Not Applicable
32%
556 votes

3. Have you ever purchased a book written by a self published author?

Yes
23%
400 votes
No
36%
624 votes
Undecided
18%
312 votes
Not Applicable
22%
378 votes

4. What is your first thought when you think about self publishing?

Embarrassing
10%
163 votes
Honorable
19%
324 votes
Doesn't matter either way (between traditional and self publishing)
70%
1,200 votes
Other (please specify)
4%
69 votes

5. Have you ever written a book?

Yes
9%
154 votes
No
79%
1,349 votes
Not Applicable
12%
211 votes

6. Have you ever wanted to write a book if you haven't?

Yes
34%
589 votes
No
42%
722 votes
Undecided
8%
133 votes
Not Applicable
16%
270 votes

7. Did you know that self published authors can have their books sold through amazon, barnes and noble and be available for sale for libraries and most other places online?

Yes
40%
688 votes
No
42%
715 votes
Undecided
18%
311 votes

8. Sometimes it is impossible to tell if a book is self published if buying online. Only when you get the physical copy will it sometimes have a brand or logo on it that indicates a self publishing company, or if the author puts it in his/her bio. Otherwise the biggest indicator is that the book is only available online and not available in store (although that is sometimes not the case, even though that is rare for a self published book to be available for in store purchase). So taking that into consideration do you think it is possible for you to have bought a book that you didn't know was self published?

Yes
28%
479 votes
No
38%
648 votes
Undecided
34%
587 votes

9. Has this survey intrigued you enough that you will investigate to see if any of the books you own were written by self published authors?

Yes
18%
301 votes
No
55%
947 votes
Undecided
27%
466 votes
04/09/2016 Living 1714 23 By: stellwut13

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