Sales #'s as of August, 2012
ebooks sold thru Amazon 345,253
borrows thru Amazon 19,855
Free books thru Amazon 301,344
ebooks sold thru B&N 16,555
ebooks sold thru Smashwords 1,052
total ebooks sold in 18 months: 360,860
I have not offered freebies since June, 2012, and have no plans to do so in the future Abducted and Dead Weight were sold to Thomas & Mercer on March 27, 2012 Abducted alone has sold over 151,000 books. The most books sold in one month: 50,000 books in February 2012. I plan to release four books a year
At this time, I plan to focus on writing contemporary romance and thrillers. I just finished writing Book 3 of the Lizzy Gardner series, which is to be released early 2013. I am working on a collaboration with DD Scott (a short christmas story) to be released in 2012. I have two contemporary romances (cover art above and below) that I will be releasing in 2012. I plan to release Book 2 and 3 in the Baylor Family series in 2013 (sequels to Having My Baby). Although I continue to experiment and try new things, I do feel a need to focus. In 2013, I plan to spend more time writing and less time speaking and attending conferences.
Advice to writers thinking about self-publishing: Give it a try! What do you have to lose? It's only overwhelming if you allow it to be. Take it one step at a time. Don't spend all of your time worrying about what other writers are doing. Try different things and see what works for you. If you don't want to spend time learning about formatting and making cover art, hire someone. Go to my LINKS tab to see who I use for cover art and formatting. Be professional. Spend money on an editor/proof reader. Most of all...HAVE FUN! You can do it!
Thanks to all my readers. None of this would or could have happened without you!