The publishing industry is in great flux and traditional publishing paradigms are breaking down. The recently released Taleist Survey looked at self-published authors but ignored those published traditionally (both through big-six and small press) and also didn't take into consideration "hybrid" authors who have feet in on both sides of the door. In order to get a better picture about the CURRENT publishing landscape, as well as what paths writers are pursuing I've created a survey (http://michaeljsullivan.polldaddy.com/s/publishing) and need writers (both aspiring and published) to help bring some clarity to today's publishing climate.
The survey is designed so that you can skip sections that don't apply to you (for instance if you are not yet published). As a way of saying thanks, I'll provide my analysis AND raw data to all those who participate (minus any identifying information – such as email address).
If you could please make this survey known to your authors that would be a tremendous help. I thank you in advance for helping myself, and other authors, get a better handle on what to expect in regards to publishing in 2012.
Once again that survey address is: http://michaeljsullivan.polldaddy.com/s/publishing