Another 1000 -- No! 2000 Ebook Sales!

Just One Look -- oh, dear, I bet you're bored at my exuberance over the sales. Don't worry, this will be the last post about the sales progress of my first ebook. In the future, I'll try to refrain from gushing about all this ad infinitum, but I'll quietly let you know when I hit those 1,000 markers.

However, I wanted to post one last time because I hope it will encourage some of you who are standing on the sidelines and wondering if you should try being an indie author/publisher.

I was thrilled when I told you that Just One Look had sold 1,000 copies in 1 month.

Then a week after that, I excitedly told you that my first ebook had sold another 1,000 copies -- this time in only 1 week. Then it made the next 1,000 sales in 5 days. Now, it has made another 1,000 sales in 3 days.

The Tally

That's right, since publication the last of March, Just One Look has now sold more than 4,000 copies! I hit the Amazon paid list of Bestsellers for Kindle/Genre Fiction/Romance/Contemporary; Romance/Contemporary; and Fiction/Literature. (Forgive me if I'm quoting those categories wrong. I should have copied it from the page I guess.) In fact, on the Kindle list I've fluctuated between 10 and 13; slightly higher numbers on the other 2 bestseller lists.

For a couple of days I was #93 I think on the top 100 of all Amazon books. That really made my day. Of course, these lists fluctuate by the minute I think. I've gone off the top 100 list and back on. If you monitor this kind of thing too closely, it will drive you crazy. Initially though it's a trip. I had to take screen shots and send them to family plus tell everyone I know.

Marie Force's Glom Effect

Suffice it to say that I think Just One Look is doing well, and I hope -- no, I pray -- it continues to do so. The glom effect as Marie Force calls it is pulling my other 2 books along nicely.

I should probably hit 1,000 sales with my second ebook The Trouble With Love perhaps by the end of this week.

To make life even sweeter right now, my third ebook Still The One which went on sale last Tuesday, has sold more than 100 copies in just 6 days. If this is a dream, I hope I keep on dreaming.

Moral Of This Story

If you have the rights to a backlist title, but you haven't done anything with it, now is the time to act. If you have a finished book that made the rounds of publishing but never sold -- and you still believe in that story -- now is the time to act. If you have a manuscript that you never submitted because conventional wisdom said it would never get published, now is the time to act.

Make no mistake, I work hard at this. However, if I can do it, you can too.

Takeaway Truth

I want to inspire others to try what I'm doing because, like I always say: "It's never too late to live happily ever after." And, being able to put your work before readers is happiness for writers.

1 comment:

  1. Way to go, Joan! You're my heroine in this crazy trip!