October Sales Update


Totals are as of 10/10/11 @ 8PM 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:              564*
Total:            10,429

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:              460*
Total:            26,728

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:             614*
Total:              4,207

Finding Kate Huntley - Released May 5, 2011 $2.99
Romantic Suspense

May:                 187
June:                 261
July:                  325
August:          1,159
September:       3,363  
October:             958*
Total:            6,253

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

May:                       25
June:                     694
July:                   1,708
August:             12,917
September:       39,413
October:               8,241*
Total:              62,998

*sales as of 10/10/11  @  8 PM (B&N and Amazon combined)

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, ABDUCTED numbers are slowly dropping. What goes up, must come down. I would love to hit the top twenty and stay there...forever. But that's not realistic. I have been enjoying every moment of this amazing indie author journey and I feel good about every book I have released. After months of marketing and promotion, I am writing again. I have two finished novels waiting for their turn to be polished/edited, but they have been pushed to the side while I work on the sequel to Abducted. 

I hope these numbers help to answer questions. What sort of spikes and/or drops will the holidays bring? How will the release of the $79 kindle affect sales? What genre will sell best in December? Will a new release take away from current sales or bring me new readers? Will sales go up and down based on the number of new kindle users peaking and then dropping? Does one genre consistently sell better than another or will my time travel romances out sell romantic comedy over the holidays?

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.