September Sales

September Sales Update - Over 96,900 books sold

Total as of 9/28/11 at 10 PM and does NOT include 25,000 FREE downloads
Amazon and Barnes & Noble 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:                    1,835*

Total:                                9,745      

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:                   1,978*

Total:                       26,158

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

April:                                  30 
May:                                182
June:                                265
July:                                 310
August:                            934
September:                     1,764*

Total:                          3,485

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

May:                                187
June:                                261
July:                                 325
August:                          1,159
September:                      3,130*
Total:                          5,062

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

May:                                    25
June:                                  694
July:                                1,708
August:                          12,917
September:                      37,178*

Total:                          52,522

 *sales as of 9/28/11   10 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.

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?

As we all know, 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.