Tuesday, April 2, 2019

A Great First Week!

Welcome everyone!

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
Normally, authors are really tight-lipped about their sales. I want to publish my number so that anyone who comes after me has something to measure up against. So in total, I've been lucky enough to sell 178 copies 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! ;)



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