The organizer of our writing club shared a stat with me once that 80% of what publishers put out there is non-fiction. This was backed up by a comment by one of the authors at LTUE who said she is the only fantasy/sci-fi author that Covenant has published.
I’ve been going to college for three years now and textbooks are horrifically expensive. But why? Because they know they have a fixed audience. They know how many books they are going to sell (roughly). AND college kids EXPECT to pay a lot for textbooks! Sure we grumble about it! But when I have a textbook that costs less than $50 I’m shocked. We don’t want to let those college kids down. So my philosophy is this: If you like writing fiction, that’s where your love is, write a textbook to make you money (and you can say you are published) while you write fiction to feed your soul.
Or get a day job. 🙂
This is the Novel Mage saying *POOF*