So, last week I launched my debut fantasy novella, The Huntsman and the She-Wolf. It has far exceeded my expectations!
I want to shout out a thank you to my community, friends, and family that have made this possible. Without all the support and encouragement I've gotten, I don't know if I could have accomplished half of what I've done so far. You guys are the best!
Alright, I promised numbers yesterday, so let's get down to numbers. As a self-published author, I am disadvantaged in a lot of ways. I don't have an audience network built up yet, and I don't a whole department dedicated to promoting my book. It's just me.
That said, with the help I've received, I've had an incredibly successful first week. Any new, inexperienced self-publishing author would be proud of these numbers, I would think. I know I am. So here they are:
- 88 paperbacks sold
- 56 hardbacks sold
- 19 eBooks sold
- 209 Kindle Unlimited pages read
- 15 audio books sold on Audible
- 4 Five Star Amazon reviews
- 1 Five Star Audible review
- 1 Five Star GoodReads review
- 7 Books signed in person so far
For a nobody like me, that's a fantastic start. That's just seven days worth of sales! Now, I imagine it will slow from here since the initial rush is over. However, the trendlines for April are already looking good. If I can get a few more reviews, I think a solid rate of sales is attainable.
Once again, I just want to say thank you to everyone who's gotten a book, reshared my posts online, and left reviews. You are helping me out SO MUCH, and I am humbly grateful to you. Look at what we've done together!
I'm looking forward to what comes next, including BOOK 2, which I'm currently working on now. Wish me luck! ;)