createspace

March 24, 2014

How to Sell a Half Million Books

After watching my Createspace videos,a lot of authors have asked, “How did you do it? How did you sell so many books?” Honestly, one book at a time. In my video, I say that by the end of December, 2011, I’d sold 26,000 books. As of this weekend, I’ve sold 532,814 books–both eBooks and print, but about 95% are eBooks. I have twelve self-published books released (with one coming out April 10, another scheduled June 24, and  a third November 4) I have one book published with 47North, an Amazon imprint, along with a short story and the second book in the series releasing April 29. I also have two box sets, three short stories, a novella and a very short memoir. In addition to those, I have six audiobooks and I’m about to begin German translations on three of my series. It all started with one book in July, 2011. I’m not going to lie to you and tell you it’s been easy. That’s what a lot of you want to hear. You want to find out the magical way to sell a lot of books. If I knew the answer to that, I’d have sold about a million […]