Sales in the US, UK and Germany finished last night at 666. Yikes!
I would have bought a second copy, but I haven't gotten to the first copy yetPhilip Chen said:I would like to publicly thank the brave soul who just purchased the 667th Kindle version of my book this month and in doing so, verily snatched me from the looming jaws of Hell.
I mean that it is in my "to read" queue that is 100 books strong. I have a pile of DTBs plus Kindle books that are all just sitting there, taunting me, telling me to read faster. Don't worry, I'll get to it sometimePhilip Chen said:That is disturbing unless you mean that you haven't ordered one.
It can have an impact. I like PC games. Every year Steam has a month-long Christmas sale, and some of the prices are ridiculous -- $3 for a game that 18 months ago was $60, and in many cases these are games from the big publishers. One year I purchased about a dozen games because bargain fever gripped me. Some of them I've never played even once in the last two plus years. I threw my money away. Now I only buy a game if I'm convinced I will play it, and not only that, but play soon after purchasing. So I've gone through the equivalent of $0.99 book price lust and gotten over it. And that experience trained me to not reflexively buy dollar books simply because they're a dollar.Philip Chen said:I'm glad it isn't the dread "I can't download in Australia" monster.
However, you bring up an interesting point and that is Kindle book overload. I wonder what effect that might have on our sales going forward, especially if readers predicate their purchases on the size of their TBR list.
Still, that was a nice warm hell to be in. Yay for your sales.Philip Chen said:I would like to publicly thank the brave soul who just purchased the 667th Kindle version of my book this month and in doing so, verily snatched me from the looming jaws of Hell.