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The Royal Dragoneers
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The Royal Dragoneers was deemed one of the top indie fantasy releases of 2010 by Fantasy Book Critic, and was listed in the first ever Publishers Weekly Indie Select issue in Dec. 2010. It was also nominated for The Locus Poll 2011. This 115k word dragon-fantasy is the first full length installment of The Dragoneers Saga. The novella-length primer, The First Dragoneer, also by M. R. Mathias, is available FREE in the Amazon Kindle Store, for a limited time.

M. R. Mathias has several other titles available from Amazon as well.

The Royal Dragoneers

After struggling for more than two centuries to tame the inhospitable islands where they washed up, the descendants of the survivors of a lost passenger ship are now striving to tame a more substantial "Mainland" they have found.

For as long as mankind has...

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #175 on: July 02, 2013, 10:02:09 PM »
I'd also recommend 25,000. I'm at 14,000 now, so that's the next one I'm shooting for! :)
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« Reply #176 on: July 02, 2013, 10:25:57 PM »
This thread proves one thing.

KBoards is the place to be.

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #177 on: July 02, 2013, 10:55:07 PM »
I've updated the Authors Page to include the additional sales milestones of 2,500 and 25,000.

For those authors who've exceeded those milestones, I've updated your database records accordingly.

http://kboards.com/authors

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« Reply #178 on: July 03, 2013, 12:15:16 AM »
This is fabulous! Thank you so much for all the trouble you've taken. You're a complete star!
 

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #179 on: July 03, 2013, 12:37:58 AM »
Absolutely fabulous Harvey.  One thing I would like to see is a "author type" with three choices:

Self-published
Traditional
Hybrid

I'm starting to think that hybrid is going to be they way many people go either by traditionally published people self-publishing to get the better ebook royalties, or self-published authors being picked up.  I know people can put that in their comments area but I would be fascinated to know the overall makeup of the authors reporting and will suspect that the majority of the top earners will be Hybrid.
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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #180 on: July 03, 2013, 03:12:13 AM »
Jeff had a good suggestion, that some authors might want to link to the table with it just showing their author info.

You can now do that, as long as you know your member ID. (See below if you want to know it.)

Then, you can add your member ID to this link (replace the "XXX" with your member ID):

  http://kboards.com/authors/?author=XXX

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To see your Member ID, hover over your name where it is displayed beside one of your forum posts. You'll see something like: http://www.kboards.com/index.php?action=profile;u=38952
The group of digits following "u=" is your member ID.


What am I doing wrong - if I hover over my name it just says 'view the profile of.'?

Thanks so much for adding the 25 000 milestone  :).  This will be a good link to send to all the self-publishing doubters.  ;D

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #181 on: July 03, 2013, 05:22:27 AM »
What am I doing wrong - if I hover over my name it just says 'view the profile of.'?
Look at the bottom left:



You're 21,154.

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #182 on: July 03, 2013, 05:56:23 AM »
Um - I can't see mine either - nor can I see anyone else's...

It just says 'view profile' for me too...
 

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« Reply #183 on: July 03, 2013, 05:59:39 AM »
Look at the bottom left:



You're 21,154.

Thanks  :-*. But I've no idea how you did it ::) .

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #184 on: July 03, 2013, 06:01:30 AM »
Am relieved it's not just me, Jan...
 

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« Reply #185 on: July 03, 2013, 06:03:06 AM »
Thanks  :-*. But I've no idea how you did it ::) .
Are you saying that you don't see the number when you hover the mouse-pointer over your name? If so, what browser are you using?  

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« Reply #186 on: July 03, 2013, 06:09:49 AM »
Am relieved it's not just me, Jan...
Hmm. I thought that worked for everyone.

Another way to get your member number is to click on the little green square next to "On Line" and read the value of your user number in your browser's navigation window:

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In the above address, u= your member number.

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« Reply #187 on: July 03, 2013, 06:22:08 AM »
Absolutely fabulous Harvey.  One thing I would like to see is a "author type" with three choices:

Self-published
Traditional
Hybrid

I'm starting to think that hybrid is going to be they way many people go either by traditionally published people self-publishing to get the better ebook royalties, or self-published authors being picked up.  I know people can put that in their comments area but I would be fascinated to know the overall makeup of the authors reporting and will suspect that the majority of the top earners will be Hybrid.
I think we all need to conform to the same standard:

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Otherwise, the comparisons between those who report all sales and those who report only e-book sales are invalid.

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« Reply #188 on: July 03, 2013, 06:50:46 AM »
Are you saying that you don't see the number when you hover the mouse-pointer over your name? If so, what browser are you using?  

I'm using Google Chrome. Don't get anything by hovering over the green square, either  :'(.

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« Reply #189 on: July 03, 2013, 06:55:13 AM »
Thank you, Jeff! I have it now - via the little green square...


Hmm. I thought that worked for everyone.

Another way to get your member number is to click on the little green square next to "On Line" and read the value of your user number in your browser's navigation window:

http://www.kboards.com/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=XXXX

In the above address, u= your member number.

 

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« Reply #190 on: July 03, 2013, 06:57:13 AM »
I'm using Google Chrome. Don't get anything by hovering over the green square, either  :'(.
I'm using Chrome as well. I have no idea why it would work for me and not for you.

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« Reply #191 on: July 03, 2013, 10:47:27 AM »
Try clicking on your name where it's displayed next to one of your posts - then your MemberID should be displayed in the browser address bar.

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« Reply #192 on: July 03, 2013, 02:44:31 PM »
New shiny things!

You can now filter the Authors Page by Sales Milestone, by Author Name, or by Genre.

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #193 on: July 03, 2013, 02:45:54 PM »
Perfect. Now I'll be able to find the sales records to match the Master List. Thank you, Harvey.

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« Reply #194 on: July 03, 2013, 02:56:04 PM »
Awesome!  Thanks for setting this up, guys!  I hadn't realized until just now, putting all my sales venues together, that I was so close to 25K!!

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« Reply #195 on: July 03, 2013, 07:30:26 PM »
I am bewildered. When I try to enter my info, I get a ! pointing to no field in particular and telling me to enter a number. What number, where? I seem to have filled in all the fields *scratches heads*.

ETA: It seems to be highlighting the "estimated sales" field. But I have already filled in that field. What more does it want?
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« Reply #196 on: July 03, 2013, 08:00:50 PM »
ETA: It seems to be highlighting the "estimated sales" field. But I have already filled in that field. What more does it want?
It wants a number without any letters, commas, spaces or decimals.

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« Reply #197 on: July 03, 2013, 08:09:29 PM »
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It wants a number without any letters, commas, spaces or decimals.

Yes, apparently it does. I must be having problems with my brain, eyes, or all of the above tonight, because I did not see that information anywhere on the page or in the ?. And somehow I couldn't reason that out on my own *laughs at self*. But you're right, and it worked. Thanks. :)
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« Reply #198 on: July 03, 2013, 08:17:50 PM »
Yes, apparently it does. I must be having problems with my brain, eyes, or all of the above tonight, because I did not see that information anywhere on the page or in the ?. And somehow I couldn't reason that out on my own *laughs at self*. But you're right, and it worked. Thanks. :)
I'm sure Harvey will edit the help popup when he sees this.

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #199 on: July 03, 2013, 08:51:46 PM »
I've been browsing this distinguished list and must say I'm proud of the success KBers are having. Two that stand out to me are Maya Cross (who happened to sell over 80,000 books since late March of this year (that's, what, like 3 months)) and Joshua Dalzelle (who happened to sell nearly 15,000 books since January of this year). Both have done extremely well with only two books to their names. :o

Whatever juice those two are taking, I'd sure like to get some so I can beef up my book sales and join this list. Are they bottling it and selling it yet? Or must you capture a mountain goat in its natural habitat and prepare a sacrifice?

It's a goat a day actually. Hard work, but I think it's worth it =)

But seriously, I have very little explanation. I got some help when B&N included me in an email at one point, but the bulk of my sales just seem to be organic. I actually feel pretty guilty about it, because I clearly don't deserve the numbers any more than anyone else here. Plenty of people do all the things I did with regards to covers/blurbs/blog tours, and don't have those kind of figures. It boggles my mind. There really is a certain sense of lottery about the whole thing.
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