I debated whether or not to follow some of my colleagues in this self publishing adventure and give some transparency to my mad capped journey down this sometimes bumpy road. It took me a few days, but I decided I’d do it. Then of course I had to drag myself away from my busy schedule to work in a post… and here I am.
How am I doing on this adventure in self publishing land?
OMFG, the learning curve is steep. I have learned more about the publishing industry and marketing of books in a digital realm than I ever thought I could. And I’m still learning. I swear, there are moments when I think my brain is gonna explode. But *grin* I’m loving it.
Before I start to digress into what would no doubt turn out to be a brain dump of everything I’ve learned so far and what I’m working on learning next… here are some figures on my first book, Emily’s Affair.
Amazon (Date book went live: July 18, 2011):
36 copies sold
Smashwords (Date book went live: July 20, 2011):
8 copies sold
Barnes and Noble (Date book went live: July 21, 2011):
12 copies sold
Total for Emily’s Affair in July 2011: 56 books sold
Am I happy with these figures? Yeah, I am. I am very happy. This is an awesome start to what I envision to be an awesome career. Add to that that I’ve continued to sell more copies of this book in August and you see a very happy and proud writer.
So here’s what we have to look forward to… my production schedule for August-September 2011.
Book One in the Manipulating The Masters Series: Lucien
(Target Available Date: Mid-August)
Book One in The Tales of WOE (Warriors of Eros) Series: Blood Rank
(Target Available Date: Late August-Early September)
And yeah, I’ve got more coming right on the heels of those listed above. So hang in there and be patient with me, because the WOE Series has at least 11 books in it and I’ve mapped them all out. Now all I have to do is write them.
Until next time… happy musing, writing, and reading!