I’m including my in-person and online sales here. My goal based on some online research is to hit at least 250 copies in 1 year. Why? The average traditionally published author sells 250 copies in the 1st year and about 5k in its life-time. I’m self-published and would be happy hitting that many copies in the first year. Obviously I’d love to sell more so that many people can enjoy my book, but this gave me an attainable goal. I will only be counting paid sales since my goal only applies to paid copies.
Online sales (E-book)– 157 copies paid
Online sales (Print book Amazon)– 8 copies
Online sales (Print Ingram)– 9 copies
Ingram Australia– 4 copies
Anime convention– 25 copies
Library Event #1– 1 copy
Library Event #2 (Coconut Creek)– 1 copy
Anime convention #2 (during Covid)– 3 copies
Work- 3 copies
Neighbors– 1 copy.
Family and Family’s patients/co-workers– 24 copies
Friends Print sales– 2 copies
Page Reads– 4192 (equivalent to 23 full read throughs)
Total– 238 copies!
Income generated- $356.37
Side Note/ Unpaid copies–
For those curious about unpaid copies, I did 3 book swaps at the con. 2 for books, and 1 for art.
Free Book promotion– 1295 E-books
Author Takeover Giveaway– 2 print books.
I also have 6 copies at Books and Books in Coral Gables which is on consignment.
I also gave away 2 copies to students of mine and 1 copy to a neighbor.
I gave away 1 copy during a talk at a high school
I donated 1 copy to the library-> Update– My book was accepted into the library, so I donated 2 more copies for their collection.
I donated 1 copy to Coffee Haus
Instagram giveaway from Spellbound goes to Japan- 1
Instagram giveaway (book box) – 6
Total with Free and paid– 1502 books