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Re: Over 1,000 club
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2010, 08:06:04 PM »
Congrats, my friends!

And a special congrats to my friend, Vicki!  :D

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Re: Over 1,000 club
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2010, 08:07:52 PM »
Haha, we should call bets on whether or not she will -accept- a big publishing contract. Dear lord, 20k books this month? I'm really not sure my heart could take hearing how much money that is.
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Re: Over 1,000 club
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2010, 09:32:13 PM »
And Amanda isn't sure if her numbers are typical or not ;D

Amanda, would you be freaked out if I talked about something in your astrology (a hobby of mine for sixteen years now) that tells me when you're going to hit it REALLY big?

I'm so happy for all of you!!! Thanks for showing the rest of us how it's done, or at the least that it can be done.
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Re: Over 1,000 club
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2010, 04:16:05 AM »
We need to start putting bets on how long before Amanda announces a big publishing contract.

Tomorrow! That's my guess. ;D

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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2010, 05:57:10 AM »
Oh yay.  Now where's my blazer.   ;D  (I jest - thank you for adding my name. Although the blazer isn't a bad idea . . .)

Okay, now how to figure out the ways and means of joining Amanda in the Over 40K Club!

 

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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2010, 10:36:20 AM »
Thanks, you guys. I am both excited and perplexed.

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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2010, 11:41:50 AM »
Thanks, you guys. I am both excited and perplexed.


You should be excited, Mandy! Congrats!!!

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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2010, 11:55:03 AM »
Amanda, that's not freaky. That's Freaking Amazing!!!

I went over the 1K mark this month with four books. Next goal is to do that in a month. Get writing, Gertie!!



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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2010, 12:00:37 PM »
I am in awe of you all!  :o

I love seeing your success because it proves that it can be done, and I'm going to try my very best to join your club in the next year! I'm planning to release two books in 2011. So maybe this time next year? LOL

So Michael, did you accept a contract with the big 6? Or are you staying indie?

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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2010, 12:06:52 PM »
This is seriously good news for Independent Authors.  Congratulations to all!  :D

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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2010, 12:44:34 PM »

So Michael, did you accept a contract with the big 6? Or are you staying indie?


Selected a publisher - that we're tickled with have the offer memo - the contracts are being drafted, the editor is working on changes.  So unless something in the contract is really 'whacked out' -which I doubt we'lre all set.
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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2010, 12:49:26 PM »
Wonderful news!  ;D Congratulations! You have reason to celebrate!

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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2010, 12:51:06 PM »
:::raises hand:::

I went over 1K, but it's not all that impressive, seeing as how it's over 8 titles...

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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2010, 01:53:26 PM »
You should be excited, Mandy! Congrats!!!

Thanks, Eric (that's Eric - he lives with me).

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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2010, 02:01:18 PM »
This thread makes me happy.  And sad.  But mostly happy!

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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2010, 02:45:29 PM »
I went over 1K, but it's not all that impressive, seeing as how it's over 8 titles...

1k sales are 1k sales - it's still impressive. Well done!

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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2010, 02:50:40 PM »
I went over the 1K mark this month with four books. Next goal is to do that in a month. Get writing, Gertie!!

Is that what comes next? Yikes. I'll cross 1k total this month, but I have a feeling it'll be a whiiiile before I do 1k in a month, if ever.

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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #42 on: December 05, 2010, 04:56:17 PM »
You should be excited, Mandy! Congrats!!!

Thanks, Eric (that's Eric - he lives with me).

Well I was wondering who was addressing you as Mandy.  ;D
 
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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #43 on: December 05, 2010, 06:50:27 PM »
Can I join?  I had over 1100 kindle sales last month, but that was with 3 books.
 

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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2010, 08:01:15 PM »
Sure can Beth...just added you to the list. Congratz!
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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #45 on: December 05, 2010, 09:09:09 PM »
Sure can Beth...just added you to the list. Congratz!

Thanks :)  Is there a secret handshake?
 

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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #46 on: December 06, 2010, 01:06:34 AM »
Really inspiring numbers here. Hope we'll all eventually be able to join  :P

Would be interesting to see what the selling prices are.

Would also be interesting to find out how much you would earn per print version if taken on by a mainstream publisher. At 10-15% of the SP you might actually be better off just selling ebooks (unless you want the kudos of seeing the book in print. ;))

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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #47 on: December 06, 2010, 02:09:50 AM »
Really inspiring numbers here. Hope we'll all eventually be able to join  :P

Would be interesting to see what the selling prices are.

Would also be interesting to find out how much you would earn per print version if taken on by a mainstream publisher. At 10-15% of the SP you might actually be better off just selling ebooks (unless you want the kudos of seeing the book in print. ;))

Many are in the $0.99, a few in the $2.99 and then there are a few in the $4.99 with one at $6.95)

Let's look at 1,000 books in various models

Indie: 1,000   *   .99    * .35  * 1     =    $346.50
Indie: 1,000   * 2.99    * .70   * 1    = $2,093.00
Indie: 1,000    * 4.95   * .70   * 1    = $3,465.00
Indie: 1,000    * 6.95   * .70   * 1    = $4,865.00
Trad: 1,000    * 6.99   * .70   * .25  = $1,223.25
Trad: 1,000    * 7.99   * .70   * .25  = $1,398.25
Trad: 1,000    * 9.99   * .70   * .25  = $1,748.25

Now...In the Traditional world ebooks are 10% of sales so if selling 1,000 ebooks there would also be 10,000 toal copies print copies. 

Mass Market Paperback  9,000  * 6.99  * .08   =   $5,032.80
Trade Paperback           9,000  * 12.99 * .075 =   $8,768.15
Trade Paperback           9,000  * 13.99 * .075 =   $9,443.25 
Trade Paperback           9,000  * 14.99 * .075 = $10,118.25

If you think well 10% was "old numbers" for ebooks and it is now 25% then the Trad numbers would mean 4,000 print copies

Mass Market Paperback  3,000  * 6.99  * .08   =   $1,677.60
Trade Paperback           3,000  * 12.99 * .075 =   $2,922.75
Trade Paperback           3,000  * 13.99 * .075 =   $3,147.75 
Trade Paperback           3,000  * 14.99 * .075 =   $3,372.75
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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2010, 04:35:15 AM »
Theoretically, those numbers look interesting, but one has to remember, being published with a traditional publisher brings a whole host of different circumstances for the author.  For one thing, the author can wait 6 months or longer to know what their sales have been, and even then, the numbers aren't reliable because of returns.  AND on the subject of returns, an author is going to have a certain percentage of their royalties (If they pay out their advance) held back from the publisher in anticipation of those returns.

Now I'm not saying that I would turn down a big house publisher if they came a knockin' -- I'm just saying that it's not necessarily the champagne and strawberries life that people often think it is.  Unless, of course, you're Nora Roberts or John Grisham.  For them, I'm sure the bubbly flows rather freely.   :D 
 

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Re: Nov 2010 - Over 1,000 club
« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2010, 09:21:07 AM »
Very interesting discussion! And I was wondering about prices for the 1000-sellers. Thanks for that.

Many are in the $0.99, a few in the $2.99 and then there are a few in the $4.99 with one at $6.95)

Let's look at 1,000 books in various models

In the romance genre, mass market pb royalties can be as low as 6%...or even 4%.  o_0  On the other hand, some of the romance publishers get a LOT of sales, so perhaps it evens out.

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