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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #150 on: January 24, 2011, 07:14:20 PM »
Happy to say that I've just crashed through the 1,000 copy a month barrier (US Kindle sales only).
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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month achievement (TBOM)
« Reply #151 on: January 24, 2011, 07:56:35 PM »
Pubit updated and it's official now--over 1800 sold on B and N this month (and 117 over on Amazon.)

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month achievement (TBOM)
« Reply #152 on: January 24, 2011, 08:21:16 PM »
I can't speak for Holly, but now that PubIt has updated its sales data, I see I've sold over 100 books there so far this month....and still only 5 at Amazon. I've done NO publicity at BN.com (and none on Amazon beyond posting to Kindleboards). Both sites are linked from my website. I have zero explanation for why I'm selling more than 20 times as many books at B&N as I am at Amazon. It makes no sense to me at all.

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month achievement (TBOM)
« Reply #153 on: January 24, 2011, 08:22:07 PM »
Woot!!  Congratulations Holly!

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #154 on: January 24, 2011, 09:15:08 PM »
Yes, 99 days in the UK Kindle top 100 so far - but it's a smaller site, an easier nut to crack than the US version. Not that I'm not extremely pleased about it...

Given that lots of us are having a heck of a time trying to "crack that nut" you should be totally pleased with how awesome you are!

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month achievement (TBOM)
« Reply #155 on: January 24, 2011, 11:26:11 PM »
Thanks, Terri and Lucy. I feel I should make more effort over here...

Did you know PubIt isn't open to non-Americans? I got all excited about it, then read the small print and found I was excluded.

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month achievement (TBOM)
« Reply #156 on: January 25, 2011, 04:11:04 AM »
Did you know PubIt isn't open to non-Americans? I got all excited about it, then read the small print and found I was excluded.

They've said they'll open it up to international authors in early 2011, but when is anyones guess :)

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month achievement (TBOM)
« Reply #157 on: January 25, 2011, 04:29:50 AM »
I don't know if this is the place for this question, but why is it do you think you are selling so much more on B&N than on Amazon? It seems like for a lot of people it's the reverse. Are you somehow marketing to B&N buyers or is it just coincidence? Congrats on your success!

Not to take anything away from Holly, but she got lucky with the search results. Her book shows up #1 if you search for teen fiction. I'm seeing a little of that to, though not to the same degree. Books just seem to magically take off over there.

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month achievement (TBOM)
« Reply #158 on: January 25, 2011, 05:48:32 AM »
I have to admit to always being a little hesitant to share my sales numbers here or on other threads (for whatever reason - it really doesn't matter why), but as I read through this thread, I begin to see that Indie writers sharing both sales numbers and resulting monthly royalties COULD be very useful in a format designed to help each other. 

I see many writers here glad to see the numbers because they see, then, what is possible.  I know the only reason I have books on Kindle today is because I went to Konrath's blog where he shared his own successes, then posted an interview with Karen McQuestion.  Above and beyond that, Konrath shared specific details on WHAT worked for him and so I was able to move forward with a plan.

So I'm throwing out this idea:  possibly a discussion or forum designed specifically for sharing workable ideas on the BUSINESS side of writing where people share not only numbers, but methods for getting those numbers.  Any interest?  Or is that already being done?

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month achievement (TBOM)
« Reply #159 on: January 25, 2011, 04:55:03 PM »
So I'm throwing out this idea:  possibly a discussion or forum designed specifically for sharing workable ideas on the BUSINESS side of writing where people share not only numbers, but methods for getting those numbers.  Any interest?  Or is that already being done?

Unless you're talking about a restricted-membership forum where everyone is cross-checked against some criteria before they can join, you're posting in that forum already :)

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month achievement (TBOM)
« Reply #160 on: January 25, 2011, 05:08:39 PM »
I will be happy to share all my secrets for selling well into almost double digit quantities of ebooks each month.  ;D
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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month achievement (TBOM)
« Reply #161 on: May 30, 2011, 07:23:58 AM »
This morning, I just made it into your fantabulous 1000-Sales-a-Month Club!!!

Thanks sooo very much to all my beyond superfab Kindle Readers and Fans...and thanks too to many of you in this club who've helped me get to this point!

And a big 'ole shout-out and thanks to Robin for maintaining this thread!!!

Y'all rock!!!

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month achievement (TBOM)
« Reply #162 on: May 30, 2011, 11:40:17 AM »
Hi everyone--

Likewise, I have gratefully sold over 1,000 books this month. Looks like I'll be finishing up at about 1,300 books--up from 400 last month.

Ain't Love Grand? is leading the pack at about 900, thanks to landing on the New Age Bestseller list after a posting at E Reader News Today.

Devil Moon: A Mystic Romance is coming in at about 300

My other books are coming up from the rear.

I'm very thankful at Amazon for creating this opportunity to Indie Authors.

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month achievement (TBOM)
« Reply #163 on: May 30, 2011, 12:26:39 PM »
I too have retroactively sold 1000 books during December, mostly due to Stewie Griffin's time machine.



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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month achievement (TBOM)
« Reply #164 on: May 30, 2011, 12:37:42 PM »
You have a time machine? Ooh, can I borrow it?

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month achievement (TBOM)
« Reply #165 on: June 01, 2011, 08:05:25 AM »
Congrats to everybody who made it to 1,000!!  It's a big achievement!

I ended up selling 2,192 copies of the Vampire's Warden this month between Barnes & Noble and Amazon.  The Amazon numbers were around 250 copies.  For most of the month, the B&N numbers for the Nook version were fantastic.  I was averaging about thirty a day.  They've dropped significantly now, but it was still a great month!

Congratulations again to everyone who made it!  If you haven't yet, don't worry!  Concentrate on the next book.
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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month achievement (TBOM)
« Reply #166 on: June 01, 2011, 09:13:40 AM »
Oh, my, I wish I had remembered this thread! I have 4 books out now, and I'm working on hitting the 20,000 sales mark which should happen in a few days.

My first ebook went live 2 months and 5 days ago. I hit 1000 in sales on it the first month. In the second month, I hit 10,000 in sales. I've published 3 others approximately 2-3 weeks apart with the last going live late last Saturday. All are selling well and hit over 1000 in 30 days each except for the 4th book of course which has sold 83 so far. I'm a bit under the weather so haven't done much to get the word out about it.

This has been such an exciting journey. I wish I'd done it sooner.
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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month achievement (TBOM)
« Reply #167 on: August 08, 2011, 01:58:30 PM »
Wow! This is great! Do you all hire editors for your work? If so, may I ask who you use? I don't totally trust myself to edit my own books. I don't know if I can catch all my own errors.

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month achievement (TBOM)
« Reply #168 on: August 08, 2011, 03:43:02 PM »
How did you guys even come across this thing?! This is an impressive thread necro.