This section contained four questions:
The purpose of these questions was to collect a comparable set of basic data points on each respondent.
Unsurprisingly, the majority of smaller publishers reported employing just one or two staff members, or none at all.
Again, a significant proportion of respondents reported annual revenue in the smallest bracket, USD$100,000 or less. However, over 10% of respondents reported annual revenue in excess of $1 million.
Respondents hailed from nine countries, with results dominated by respondents from the United Kingdom. This imbalance suggests that the results are less representative of the global small publishing community than they could be. Ideally, I would have liked to gather more results from the United States, due to the much larger number of small publishers operating there.
The 59 respondents reported operating in 21 categories of publishing. The most popular category was nonfiction, in which more than 60% of respondents were involved, closely followed by fiction, with 40%. Academic, children’s, poetry, theology, and travel were also reported by at least 5% of respondents.