Good morning everyone. It’s been one month since I first embarked on my journey of self-publishing with For Love of an Angel, Book 1 of the FALLEN WARRIORS series. Since I promised to keep you all updated, here are my sales figures:
Total Books Sold to Date (1 Month and 2 Days): 124
Total Sold at $1.99 Vs. $0.99 Price Point
Amazon: 34 / 51
B&N: 17 / 18
Smashwords: 4 / 0
I kept the price at $1.99 for about 16 days before temporarily dropping the sales price to $0.99 on May 27th.
What have I found? Well, so far it doesn’t seem that the $0.99 price point has radically increased sales. That’s a bit of a surprise. But then I considered the fact that I’ve done very little guest blogging in the last two weeks (compared to the first 2 weeks of release). Touring and doing guest blogs is a huge factor in sales and I plan to do more of it, but I’ve been heavy in edits and writing Book 3 of my DEMONS OF INFERNUM series. Book 1 of the series, Blood of the Demon, is scheduled to release from Entangled Publishing in August 2011, and I can’t wait to give you a peek at the cover. Squee!!
I’m not sure how much longer I will leave the price of For Love of an Angel at $0.99 before bringing it back to $1.99. I would like to keep it as is for at least the first few weeks I release Book 2 of the series, Angel’s Desire. I initially planned on releasing that title on June 15, but the aforementioned edits have pushed back my edits for this story. I’m now hoping to release it on July 1. It will be interesting to note what happens to sales of Book 1 once Book 2 is released early next month.
So far I’d say my foray into self-publishing is going rather well. Have I made enough money yet to recoup the expenses of editing and cover art? No. But I’m getting there. I’m really excited to see what the future holds for the FALLEN WARRIORS series and for self-publishing in general.
Anyone else experiencing some measure of success with self-publishing? Or not, and trying to figure out why? If so let’s chat about it.
I’ve got an excerpt of For Love of an Angel posted over at IRMC Books today. Please do pop in: http://www.irmcbooks.com/?p=167