I’m very thankful, touched, grateful, and a bit astonished over my book sales. I say this because when I published my book, Passage of Promise, I had a very realistic and sober view of the amount of books I thought I’d sell.
I truly believed I would sell between 10 and 20 copies. That I’d be thrilled to know that 20 people had purchased my book.
But checking out my year-to-date report for all forms of my book sold: International, Print, Digital, Signed Copies, the number is more than 20, and I’m still somewhat shocked, but also so very happy.
Since my book came out May 1 (print) and May 4 (ebook/digital), I’ve sold 100 copies.
If I count the 10 my mother ordered to give as gifts to her friends, I’ve sold 110 copies.
Maybe folks won’t see that as a huge success, but for me, it’s amazing and indeed a success for me, an unknown self-published author (with the help of the best editor I know, D.A. Sarac) with her first ever published book. I feel extremely grateful and blessed.
THANK YOU ALL, who were interested in my book, buying it, reading it, reviewing it. This means more to me than I can truly express.
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Awesome stuff! I too am wondering how many copies I’ll be able to sell once my book goes to print, but I’m really not setting a high number, because I guess that’ll help me deal with the disappointment should it not sell. Thanks for sharing!
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Hi, Stuart! Yes, that’s a good strategy. It’s both realistic and does help so that we’re not disappointed. Thanks for your kind comments. Good luck with your book’s publishing and sales!