Data from Author's Earnings shows that independent publishing dominates all other forms of publishing today. There are more author's earning $10,00 or more (lifetime earnings) since 2007 then ever have through traditional publishing before AND after 2007.
Every day over $200,000 in books are sold at an average price of $0.99. There has never been a better time in written history for an author to earn money from writing. You too could be earning money from writing, but you need to publish.
Book publishing is bigger more diverse and no longer controlled by the big publishing houses. There is a huge reader base looking for content that wants great stories and connects with an author not a publisher.