It’s that time of month again where I tell you just how glorious my sales were during the month of July. Or rather should I say...NOT! No, I’m really not mad but it is making my dream of being a full time writer seem way off in a distance.
When things like these do happen, I tend to block the Muse because I’m mad at her or maybe it’s a him...LOL! Still, writing has been bad and my next book has been pushed to the end of the month because I just can’t seem to get it out of my head and onto the page.
Because this was such a slim month, I’m just putting the current month up and nothing else. I’ll do it by book and then you all can tell me what you think.
Amazon – 3 sales
Smashwords – 21 downloads of the preview
ARe – 2 sales
BookBaby – not yet reported as it hasn’t been 60 days. Reporting is only every 60 days for this aggregator but they do pay weekly once the reporting starts.
PubIt(B&N) – 1 sale
A Lover for Rachel
Smashwords – 18 given away free, 59 downloads of the preview
ARe – 2 sales, unknown number given away for free
BookBaby – Apparently this is zero here as well since it hasn’t been updated since April. Guess it’s not selling on Amazon or anywhere I have it.
Well, there you have it...a total of 6 sales of The Harvester and 2 sales of A Lover for Rachel. Total sales so far are The Havester has 16 total sales, approximately $33, A Lover for Rachel has a total of 66 sales, approximately $22. This is not going to make me rich or even pay a bill or for a nice dinner anytime soon.
Yes, yes, I know that I need to get more books out there but obviously something is missing. I’m hitting the promo trail as hard as I can without being offensive. Or at least I think I am. I’m sharing news and tidbits and other things but my books...well...they just don’t seem to be catching on. Yes, this is frustrating and yes, this is not going to get me my new house with a pool. Hey, everyone has to have goals. LOL!
Still, I can’t not write and I’ve just got to do it better with a topic that everyone loves. I have it in me, I know I do but getting from here to there sometimes seems to be a long tunnel with no lights. The next few books I’ll be working on with be a variety of genres with a variety of subjects. There’s another sci-fi story, two new series introductions and more.
I hope that all of you are still taking this journey with me...one painful step at a time...LOL!
More next month and maybe the numbers will be even better.
Catch you on the flip side!