May Ebook Sales Update

In putting this post together I realize that I didn’t put up an update post in May for April sales. Oops.

Easy to fix, though. This post lists numbers for all the months my ebooks have been released.

For those just starting out I encourage you to look through Victorine E. Lieske’s blog post about sales growth over time. It helps to see the progression and build many Indies go through.

We hear about the big numbers, making a big splash right form the start. Personally, I find the other type of stories more inspiring. Starting low, slowly building, and then POP.

Maybe I find those stories more inspiring because that appears to be my personal trend. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, on to actual numbers! These are per month, across all sales channels for all sorts of science fiction:

February: 5 (First partial month) – Published 1 short story, 1 novelette
March: 21 – Added 1 novel and 1 novella
April: 18 – Added 1 novella and 1 novelette
May: 24 – Added 1 short story

7 Total ebooks released.
68 total ebooks sold across 3 1/2 months, not including any freebies.

I feel like I’m building. I’m also garnering more good reviews. Hopefully as we go through summer and start reaching the fall/early winter holiday seasons I’ll have a good backlist built up to take advantage of the new ereaders on the market.

That’s the goal I’m working towards. Currently have 2 novels, 1 novella, and a slew of novelettes and short stories in the pipeline. It’s such a rush to have a market for what I write, which is more old-fashioned character-driven science fiction. I wasn’t able to sell them before, but now I can!

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2 thoughts on “May Ebook Sales Update”

  1. Well done! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hang in there. I do much better at B&N, Apple, Sony and Kobo then I do at Smashwords, although there are a few months delay getting reports from the sites. I need to get my stories on Kindle next, but have been hanging out for Kindle/Smashwords to get their sites talking to each other correctly.
    You should also notice another big spike in Dec/Jan when readers are gifted and loaded with stories. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I know this is a marathon, not a sprint, so I’m not worried. I keep working on new work and publishing.

      I’m really looking forward to the upcoming holiday season. I’m excited to see what will happen. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a bunch of ereaders at $99 and lower, including the lower priced Kindle. It should be a good season for ereaders and ebooks.

      I’ve had one sale from Apple Canada and that’s it so far. As the reports come trickling in later this month for the end of Quarter 2, it’ll be interesting to see if there are any sales on any of the others.

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