Monday, May 14, 2012

May Sales Update I


BOOKS SOLD as of May 13, 2012: 284,452


*Total(s) are as of May 13, 2012 and do NOT include over 200,000 FREE downloads
(Amazon and B&N combined Sales)
Borrows have NOT been included in total sales

Return of the Rose - Released March 2, 2011 $2.99
Medieval Time Travel Romance

March: 298
April: 894
May: 1,600
June: 1,475
July: 1,291
August: 2,352
September: 1,955
October: 1,527
November: 981
December: 1,074
January: 1,457
February: 1,519
March 2012: 1422
April 2012: 1800 (289 borrows)
May 13, 2012: 237* (29  borrows)
Total: 19,882

A Knight in Central Park- Released March 18, 2011 $.99/$2.99
Medieval Time Travel Romance

March: 247
April: 6,071
May: 4,306
June: 2,414
July: 1,330
August: 9,812
September: 2,088
October: 1,348
November: 876
December: 2,383
January: 2,685
February: 1,485
March 2012: 1,620
April 2012: 1,032
May 13, 2012: 298*
Total: 37,995


Taming Mad Max - Released April 25, 2011 $2.99
Contemporary Romance

April: 30
May: 182
June: 265
July: 310
August: 934
September: 1,872
October: 2,125
November: 2,150
December: 1,561 (272 borrows)
January: 4,393 (782 borrows)
February: 1,088 (99 borrows)
March 2012: 1,692 (114 borrows)
April 2012: 872
May 13, 2012: 398*
Total: 17,872




Finding Kate Huntley - Released May 5, 2011 $2.99
Romantic Suspense
May: 187
June: 261
July: 325
August: 1,159
September: 3,363
October: 2,089
November: 1,095
December: 4,421 (1,088 borrows)
January: 2,523 (791 borrows)
February: 1,908 (123 borrows)
March 2012: 2,077 (46 borrows)
April 2012: 1,384
May 13, 2012: 452*
Total: 21,244



Abducted - Released May 29, 2011 $2.99
Romantic Suspense/Thriller

May: 25
June: 694
July: 1,708
August: 12,917
September: 39,413
October: 18,176
November: 6,645
December: 3,649
January: 2,118
February: 32,500 (5,088 borrows)
March 2012: 18,188 (3,674 borrows)
April 2012: 6,103 (893 borrows)
May 13, 2012: 1,129* (277 borrows)
Total: 143,265



Dead Weight - Released December 22, 2011 $2.99
Romantic Suspense/Thriller

December: 451
January: 1,430
February: 11,385 (325 borrows)
March 2012: 15,836 (1,399 borrows)
April 2012: 6,934 (738 borrows)
May 13, 2012: 1,225* (234 borrows)
Total: 37,261

Having My Baby - Released April 13, 2012 $3.99
Contemporary Romance

April 2012: 3,855 (378 borrows)
May 13, 2012: 3,078* (640 borrows)
Total:   6,933



If you are thinking of self-publishing, go to my LINKS tab above and see what I did to get started. There are also links to the IRI group, 1000+ members who are not only welcoming but also willing to share tips with you!

Self-publishing and being an independent authors is lots of fun and a lot of work, but if you are patient and take one thing at a time, you'll enjoy every step of the ride. Just like writing a book, it can't all be done in one day.

Most important of all, stay positive and don't worry about slow sales at first. Say YES to interviews and blogging. Try to get your books reviewed. Send one request to a reviewer every day and eventually someone will agree to review your book. Remember...what works for one author, might not work for another. For instance, I love Kindle Direct Publishing's Prime Lending program, but it doesn't seem to work for everyone. I also believe in FREE, because sometimes a book needs a little push. Mrs. Fields walked the streets giving out samples of her cookies before she made it big. If you don't like the idea of going FREE, then don't! It's that easy. It's all up to you. Believe in yourself and your books. You can do it!

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5 comments:

Steena Holmes said...

you have no idea what seeing your numbers means to me!

Tracy Sharp said...

Wooohoo! Congrats! Finished Abducted and loved it, and just started Dead Weight. Fantastic!

Theresa Ragan said...

Hi Steena, thank you so much.

I love your website! You have so much great info over there. For anyone who hasn't visited Steena's website, go here: http://www.steenaholmes.com/indie-publishing/show-me-the-money/

Theresa Ragan said...

Wow, Tracy, thanks for the kind words about Abducted!!

Steena Holmes said...

Thanks Theresa on the shout out :) Just found out my latest best-seller won the Indie Excellence award - i honestly can say its because of people like you who went before me that helped me realize my dream :) And if I can do it - anyone can :)