Friday, December 31, 2010

This month

So, this month's results are better than any month I've had till now. I know this is true for a lot of indies-- sales were up for a lot of authors who post on Kindleboards. I unsurprisingly did best with my Christmas story (754 copies sold on Amazon in December), but every one of my Ellen Fisher books sold better on Amazon this month than last month, by quite a wide margin in most cases. Also, a pen-named short story took off on PubIt and sold close to 2000 copies over there-- nice sales for so short a work.

My total sales for the year jumped to slightly over 15,000. My total sales for the month came to about 4800-- my prior top sales number for a month having been 1951 back in June. My total sales on Amazon US were a bit over 2500. My sales on B&N were about 2000, most of which were that short story under a pen name (which sold with no promotion whatsoever).

In the Mood is very close to 3500 sold as an annual total; Isn't it Romantic? is at 2880 copies total; Unwrapped made it up to over 1600 total. (I expected Unwrapped to stop selling after Christmas, but to my surprise it sold somewhere around 150 copies in the week following Christmas. I guess people were still in the holiday mood!)

Overall, it was a nice month, for me as well as for a lot of other writers. I hope the increased sales continue for all of us!


  1. Thank you, but I am not awesome. I really don't have a clue what I'm doing; I'm just throwing spaghetti at the wall and seeing what sticks. And I have no idea if the increased sales are just a holiday thing that'll go away, or if they result from new Kindle and Nook sales and will continue. We shall see.

  2. You are too awesome and you can't change my mind.