Personally, I’m a fanatical “all-indie-all-day-long” type (or I’m too lazy to try and get trad published 😂). That said, I always prefer keeping my options open, so when I went to make a paperback version of my books last week, I did a wee bit of research and found this article:
Tbh, I’m probably still gonna do paperbacks cuz I don’t foresee pursuing a trad deal anytime soon, but it’s food for thought, eh?
P.S. You can see your most recent Bookscan metrics on Author Central, but to get your (book’s) lifetime sales data, you gotta actually subscribe. Just FYI.