This post is specifically directed to any of you who are writers and who are interested in self-publishing.
It’s been 4 months since I published my first self-published novel, For Love of an Angel, and since I’m an open book, I thought I’d give you all an update on sales.
(Note that I calculated prior sales figures based on release date, i.e. May 10-June 9, etc. To make things easier on my poor little brain, I’m now just going to give you sales numbers by the month, and I’m taking them right off my royalty statements.)
May – 54 May – 23
June – 99 June – 29
July – 455 July – 22
August – 925 August – 32
As for Smashwords, I think I’ve sold maybe 5 total in the entire time this book has been out.
So as you can see, Barnes & Noble sales have remained pretty flat the whole four months.
As far as Kindle sales, there was a pretty big jump between June and July. Can I attribute this to anything specific? No, not really. I’ve had reviews trickling out the entire four months, and I did a few small advertisements in May and June. That’s it.
Now, all that’s all great. But what about this month (September)? Well, so far I’m on track to beat last month, but not double it. 😦 Yes, it makes me sad, but at 500 sales and counting for the month of September, I’m not crying too hard.
Okay, those are the cold, hard figures! Book 2 in my series (Angel’s Desire) is in the final editing stages, so I should have news soon about when that will release. (YAY!!) I’ll be sure to keep you all posted on how the release of that second book affects overall sales!