For anybody who follows Joe Konrath’s blog, you’ll know that the figure that keeps being batted around as a yardstick for indie authors selling well is those who are selling 1,000 books or more a month.
Well…as of this writing, I am at
988 1000+ copies for January! Unless sales just, you know, STOP today, I should make the cut off by midnight tonight! I am still a little bit numb. Sales are split at about a 2:1 ratio between Devil’s Eye and Forsaken By Shadow. Between the two, I actually brought in enough to pay my car payment, with a bit left over for a nice dinner. Woo!
Since March 25th, 2010 (release date for FBS), I have sold over 4,000 ebooks.
I absolutely could not have done this without all you fabulous people who bought, read, liked, tweeted, told your friends, reviewed the books or otherwise did something to get the word out that I exist and I put out something worth reading. Okay, I admit it, I’m getting a little bit teary. If I could write a personalize thank you note to each and every person who bought either of my books, I so would–except that it would take the rest of my life and I wouldn’t have time to write more books, which is probably a better thank you anyway, so it’s probably good I don’t have all your addresses. But just know that I value each and every one of you from the bottom of my little writerly heart.