September 16, 2012

I Hit the 150,000 Mark in Sales!

A funny thing happened this weekend. I hit the 150,000 mark in sales only I didn’t even realize it until my friend Kay Bratt asked me this morning about my current sales totals. As of last night, my total sales for eBooks, print books and audiobooks is 150,556. I rarely share figures, but I thought I’d share a few to give self-published authors just starting out hope that they’ll start making sales. I published my first book Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes in July 2011. The official release date was July 12, however, I uploaded my eBook formats early, worried I’d screwed them up somehow. (I formatted that first book myself.)  And even though I didn’t really announce the eBooks were available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, some readers still found them and downloaded them. Not that I’m complaining. So the exact number of days Twenty-Eight was available is questionable so we’ll call it the entire month. And in that first month I had 209 sales. A VERY respectable first month. I was told to expect 20. I released Chosen at the end of September, expecting all of those readers of Twenty-Eight to rush over to buy it. Yeah, […]