I’m thrilled to announce that as of the end of January, over 150 copies of “Finding Gaia” have been sold! That’s real sales, not giveaways or review copies. Given that most independent novels sell fewer than 50 copies (the authors you’ve heard of who have sold thousands are successful outliers), I’m quite pleased and hopeful that as more great reviews come in at Goodreads, Amazon, and elsewhere, word of mouth will increase that number substantially.
To celebrate, and in recognition of Valentine’s Day this week, I’m offering $2 off “Finding Gaia” at Smashwords through February 15. Use code ZA46L to pay only $2.99!
For my fellow data nerds or for any would-be writers who would appreciate some realistic information, here are some statistics on my sales so far:
Publication date: July 9, 2012
Copies sold*: 152
Total known payments owed by all stores: $481.30
Actual payments received: $385.53
* Includes those stores that have reported as of February 11, 2013. Third-party sellers to Smashwords sometimes take months to report.
** Includes cover artist, editor, and lyrics permissions. Does not include ISBNs and occasional small-scale marketing costs (ie printing flyers).
Fans are the most powerful force any independent author has. You can make a tremendous difference! Please post a review, tell your friends, and share the coupon around. Thank you for your continued support.