A Year and a Half Later: 10,000 Books Sold And Counting

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It’s been a year and a half since I started publishing, and I just did my second or third totalling up of books sold. This time, there’s happy news. My little publishing startup has just passed its 10,000th book sold. Like, passed it yesterday. Here’s the breakdown:

Ebooks – Amazon

Sales by Month (sales – month/year):
18 – 11/10
287 – 12/10
732 – 01/11
1306 – 02/11
929  – 03/11
711 – 04/11
774 – 05/11
758 – 06/11
471 – 07/11
508 – 08/11
289 – 09/11
84 – 10/11
284 – 11/11
344 – 12/11
158 – 1/12
70 – 2/12
153 – 3/11
357 – 4/12
548 – 5/12

Since beginning to May 2012, ebooks: 8781 paid sales on Amazon

Barnes & Noble PubIt!

Sales by Month (sales – month/year):
9 – 02/11
15 – 03/11
13 – 04/11
20 – 05/11
37 – 06/11
25 – 07/11
42 – 08/11
52 – 09/11
27 – 10/11
30 – 11/11
27 – 12/11
35 – 01/12
45 – 02/12
27 – 03/12
27 – 04/12
23 – 05/12

Since beginning to May 2012, ebooks on B&N PubIt!: 454

Print Sales (All Channels)

Sales by Month (sales – month/year):
9 – 12/10
295 – 12/11
23 – 05/12

+ 32 print sales personally

Since beginning to May 2012, print books: 347

Up to the Second (as of posting this blog entry):

Included all small channels here, too, such as Smashwords.
9434 amazon + print to this second.
+ 17 June Nook
+ 13 Smashwords 2010
+ 80 Smashwords 2011
+ 21 Smashwords 2012 to June 1st
+ 454 PubIt! All-Time
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10,031 total to this second

Wow, just wow. I owe it all to the readers, proofers, editors, helpers, reviewers, and friends and family for reading, proofing, editing, helping, reviewing, and all the support and encouragement along the way. No man is an island, and none of this could have been possible simply on my own. Thanks for everything. Look out, 50,000! It could take me another decade, but we’ll get there eventually! 🙂

Also, sorry for the lack of updates around here. I’ve been busy lately, and I think that you guys don’t mind that. You’d probably rather read the books than some old blog post, anyway.

– Brian

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  1. Gregory Lynn  June 19, 2012

    Congratulations, that’s awesome.

    I rather suspect it won’t be ten years before you hit 50k. I wouldn’t be surprised if you hit it in less than three years.

    Or who knows, maybe next week.

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    • Brian  June 19, 2012

      Next week would be… stretching it. I can only hope that more people enjoy the stories. If it takes ten years or more, that’s what it takes. If it takes less, even more the reason to be happy. 🙂

      Oh, and thank you for posting. The crickets and I were getting a little lonely over here. 😀

  2. Julie-Ann  June 20, 2012

    So will we see book 4 of the survivor chronicles soon????
    Congrats for 10 000 sold by the way

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    • Brian  June 20, 2012

      As soon as I can manage. I am working through The Dying Times now, then War of the Dead, then Prisoner and Survivor, and then book 4, A World Forsaken. I decided that it would be better to do get those things in better shape and get them back out than to just write #4 and release it for free. I think they could return to my line of “real” books, so to speak, with some hard work.

      I’m scared to even say potential release dates on anything past Dying Times because I’ve done that before and either got sick, another deadline came up that I had to meet, or so on. I’m looking at a July release of Dying Times again, and *hope* to do each successive release once a month following that until they are all released again under the Revised Second edition set. So, I’m assuming October/November for the final fourth book to be released, and the changes will be significant enough that readers may want to go back through when the new ones come out (plus, it’s been a really long time since most people have read them).

      Also, sorry for not approving the comment sooner. The notice got pushed way back on my new emails for today. I wish I didn’t have to use the approval process, but there are around 1,000 spam accounts created a month that would love nothing more than free posting rights. 🙁 Even the spam blockers aren’t enough to get it all.

      – Brian

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