Sunday, August 14, 2011

1000 eBooks sold but 0 Big Macs!

Light a cigar! Open a fizzy drink! Eat some chocolate! Have an organic carrot! My first ebook went on sale February 4th, 2011:

Since then I've added 5 more:

and we've finally sold 1000 copies (I say we because I know some of you have bought copies and I thank you sincerely--your imaginary royalty cheque is in the mail).

The sales are divided out this way:
66 B&N
20 iBooks
17 Smashwords
8 Kobo
889 Kindle

Which of course...and you knew this was coming...makes a lovely chart:

Ah, Kindle, how I love thee. Are the rumours true that you dominate the market?

And here are my sales divided by books (the price in brackets is the price most copies were sold at):
Dust = 752 (.99)
Draugr = 75 (.99)
Drang = 42 (2.99)
Loki = 39 (2.99)
Shades = 36 (.99)
Tribes = 56 (.99)

I've only made about $400.00 but I'm not too concerned about the $ at this point. It was more learning to understand how the ebook system works (err, as much as it can be understood, that is).

Art

3 comments:

Kimberly Montague said...

Hey there, Congrats on hitting 1000! It's an awesome milestone. I was just wondering why you aren't doing paperbacks through CreateSpace? I sell quite a few that way.

R. Doug Wicker said...

Congratulations on a very significant and satisfying milestone, Arthur. Wish I were doing even half those sales.

Keep up the good work.

Arthur Slade said...

Thanks Kimberly and R. Doug!
I've been meaning to look into createSpace but it has been on the back burner. Will move it to the front burner now...