I’m pretty open to letting people know my first month’s sales on my books. I don’t plan to keep releasing info like this each month per book because A) it’s repetitive and B) No one probably gives a crap. But with my debut release I figure some of you might find it interesting.
So what’s the magic number? Seventy-One! I am still awestruck with that number. I had no idea what to expect from sales in my first month, but I know that I didn’t expect a number so high. When I first reached 25 sales I was ecstatic. 25 people, a quarter of a hundred if you will, had purchased and (hopefully) read my book. I couldn’t believe. The numbers kept climbing though. Some days I would get 5+ sales, other days would be just 1. Sure there’s a part of everyone that might get a little bummed by seeing just 1 sale that day, but it’s truly exciting to see even that 1 purchase and I wasn’t complaining at all.
Once I got into the high 30s my goal was to reach 50. That number came and went and eventually hit just above 70 before the end of the month passed by. I am totally floored, even today.
I owe a huge thanks to some people. First and foremost, my wife, LoraJo Bennett for being so supportive and encouraging to me as I wrote, published and marketed the story. She also did her fair share of promoting my work and I know for a fact a few of the people on her facebook pages and twitter followers bought the book as a result of her promotion. So thanks LoraJo!
Right behind her was an incredible group on twitter called #pubwrite. Never in my life have I met a more humble group of people with such a strong desire to help others. Not only did many of the pubbers purchase a copy of Loose Ends, but within a week or two I didn’t have to constantly post about Loose Ends on twitter, but rather just retweeted someone else’s tweet concerning the book. #pubwrite is a bunch of writers who gather there to socialize, encourage, and lend a helping hand to one another. If you are an aspiring author (or even an established one) or an avid reader you really don’t want to miss out on this channel on twitter. #pubwrite
It’s been a great first month, and I look forward to my first novel’s first month. I am currently working on a sci-fi action/suspense that I would like to get out sometime before fall. Currently I am cranking away on some cover art for a respected author and good friend of mine. Things are busy, but unbelievably fun and relaxing!
Thanks again fro all your support, and I look forward to releasing more books.
Loose Ends on Amazon – If you have read it but haven’t reviewed it yet, if you have a few moments please leave a review on Amazon; it helps more than you might think.