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Woohoo! Though this hasn't convinced my husband that me quitting work to write full time was a good idea ;) July is my second month to be indie-published. Can anyone tell me who's been doing it awhile if your sales continually get better, or if they eventually taper off?
 

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Well done.  It looks like we started about the same time.  I am no where near 1000 sale.  In fact, I hadn't earned a sales check until last week.  $12 in my pocket (come Oct).  Now, I started out with short stories and now have 2 shorts and 1 novel.

So, your story is inspiring to me.
 

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Thanks! What put me over the edge I think was I waited to release 4 novellas in the same series at one time. It really picked up sales to do it that way. I'd recommend this route for anyone who has the patience to do it :)
 

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Wonderful milestone achievement! Keep up the good work. If you work hard at promotion the numbers should most certainly increase. And remember to keep on writing too!

Congrats!!
 

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Congrats, Liliana. That is amazing for your second month, and bodes very well for you!

I would think positively. I do believe once you hit 1000, the odds are you will go higher. Perhaps exponentially so.  You could double it for next month. Or triple it. Ask yourself what sent the book up. Were there days when it spiked? If so, plan for another spike.  Aim high and figure in the spikes. The book might come down quickly, but not without adding sales to the bottom line. And when a book spikes once, it may spike every four to six days. Might. But figure that in, and set your goal accordingly. Me, I'd set my goal for 3000 for the next month.  And then figure out how you might get there.
 

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I have to say I've been pretty diligent about keeping up with the marketing/promotion end of things. I've kept up with Bob Mayer's blogs, and I've been researching other sites to help me navigate Twitter and Facebook effectively. I keep up with my tweets and facebook, and I've also been keeping up  my blog and tweaking my website so it's manageable and easy to navigate. These tools that other self-published authors are providing for us to pave the way are invaluable, in my opinion.
 
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