Over 134,000 Books Sold - November Update


Totals are as of November 22, 2011 @ 10PM and do NOT include 25,000 FREE downloads
(Amazon and B&N combined 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:         752*

Total:           12,144*

A Knight in Central Park- Released March 18, 2011 $.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:        674*

Total:         28,290*

Taming Mad Max - Released April 25, 2011 $2.99
Romantic Comedy

April:               30
May:               182
June:               265
July:                310
August:           934
September:   1,872
October:        2,125
November:      1,663*

Total:             7,381*

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:        811*

Total:             8,195*

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:       5,137*

Total:           78,070*

*sales as of November 22, 2011 @ 10 PM (B&N and Amazon combined)

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If you are thinking about self-publishing, but don't know where to start when it comes to marketing and promotion, or even formatting, don't worry. There are so many helpful authors willing to share what they have learned. My advice to you is to join Indie Romance Ink run by Cate Rowan and Carly Carson. There are over 400 members. Many IRI members are traditionally published and have already self-published a book or two. Some members are undecided. All are welcome to join and learn.

Twice a month, I plan to share my number of books sold in hopes that these numbers might help other writers make their own decisions about self-publishing. As you can see my sales have dropped significantly. I have already reached more readers than I had first envisioned. My plan is to keep writing the best books I can and reach more and more readers as the years go by. DEAD WEIGHT, the sequel to Abducted will be released at the end of December, hopefully before Christmas.

Every writer has their own personal and unique journey. My hope is that I can inspire others out there who are working hard at their craft to NEVER GIVE UP.

Let me know if you have ANY questions at all. And to all who celebrate Turkey Day, Happy Thanksgiving!