1,000 Ebooks Sold!

Just One Look, my first ebook published the last days of March, just hit 1,000 in sales! One thousand! At this moment, I'm #41 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Romance > Contemporary and #49 in Books > Romance > Contemporary. Can you believe it?

Dazed And Relieved

I am so excited I can hardly stand it. Thank you to all who bought my first venture into ebook land. I truly appreciate all of you who bought this sexy, funny romance during this last month. One month! Just one month, and I feel like I'm queen of my ebook universe.

The Trouble With Love
Now, if my second ebook will take off, I'll be, well, I'm already so excited, I can't think of a superlative to describe how I will feel. I already know that ebook publishing is the right career path for me now.

The Trouble With Love, Book 1 of Texas One Night Stands, a funny, sexy romance series, is priced wrong according to feedback I'm getting from several ebook successes. Several said $1.99 is the "no man's land" of pricing.

Robin Sullivan who writes Write To Publish said higher or lower is better than 1.99. Several said to try $4.99, but I want to give people a bargain. So tomorrow, I'm changing the price of The Trouble With Love.

Because it's almost twice as long as my first ebook, I was thinking of going to the high end. But I've changed my mind. The new price will be $.99 as an introduction to the series. Anyone want to weigh in on pricing?

Takeaway Truth

I'm celebrating tonight. Monday, I reapply my nose to the grindstone so that, by Friday, I'll be publishing my third ebook Still The One.


  1. One month? That's amazing!

    I have got to figure out your secret, Joan. It's inspiring to see successes like this!

  2. Hey, David,

    Thanks! That's kind of you. I have a series of blog posts about the subject of successful ebook selling -- not that I'm any kind of expert, but I'm happy to share what I did with others.

    I'm stunned because it took me a month to break 1000, but it looks as if I'm going to make the second 1,000, if sales continue as going, in half that time. I hope! *g*

    Best wishes,

  3. Hi Joan,

    I had the same thoughts, and I surveyed quite a number of my friends, and finally found a few who have been making the change to reading ebooks. Their experience(and it didn't take long for them to get that experience), was that you get what you pay for. If you're confident that your work is excellent, then price it that way, and discount THAT some. Either way, you'll feel your way through, or work it out through trial and error. If you're selling well now in "no man's land", then you might just have picked a good spot.
    ~ Jim ~

  4. Hello, Jim, thanks for the input.

    Though The Trouble With Love was selling, it wasn't selling like I thought it should. I did lower the price to $.99 last Saturday evening.

    Sales have picked up. They're averaging about 10/day now. But Just One Look, my first book, is selling at more than 100/day!

    Both books are fun, chick lit type romantic comedy so they should both be selling about the same. I think by pricing it in no man's land the first 2 weeks, that I shot myself in the foot, and it's hard to recover lost ground.

    How's that for mixing metaphors? *g*

    Best wishes,

    I hope