What is Your Hugh Howey Income?
Inspired by Hugh Howey’s controversial author earnings report—and romance author Tessa Dare's calculation of her earnings based on the report's assumptions—I decided to calculate my own Hugh Howey Income, using Howey's methodology to find out how much money I made last year.
Last November, my somewhat traditionally published book, Why They Cried, reached #500 in the Kindle Store and stayed there a few days. According to Howey’s methodology, that means it sold 175 copies on those days, which—by the way—it most certainly did not.
But if Howey’s anonymous crawlers sniffed my book on that date, they might have concluded that I sold 63,875 copies last year. Being under contract with a “small or medium publisher” this brings my calculated Hugh Howey Income to $25,422.25, which only appears to be off from my actual income by around $25,000, give or take.
What is your Hugh Howey Income?