Yo Dawg, You Like Statistics? (AKA, My Kindle Sales Report)

I should have reblogged this sooner, but it slipped my mind. Good stuff. 🙂

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There’s a key element of my Kindle Self Publishing Experiment, and that is transparency.  I want to show off my statistics and methods for others to study, in case you’re looking to get into self publishing too. Particularly short erotica or romance, but there are some lessons to be learned in general here.

The graph in red represents my sales from March 1 to April 1. The graph in blue represents my KENP, or Kindle Edition Normalized Pages, that were read via Kindle Unlimited subscribers, and perhaps the Kindle Lending Library. Both charts are worldwide, so they include Amazon, Amazon UK, etc. (I actually made my first sale on Amazon UK).

In total, I sold 8 copies of my $2.99 short story. One of those was me accidentally buying my own book (um. yeah.), so let’s consider it 7. At a 70% royalty rate, that comes out to $14.30 in royalties. I also…

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Real Writers Don’t Self-Publish

Agree with this completely. Well written and completely sensical. 🙂

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One of the things I love about doing what I do is that I have the ability to connect so closely with you guys and speak on the topics that matter to you. Yesterday, a fellow writer shared an article from The Guardian, For me traditional publishing means poverty. But self-publish? No way. She wanted my take on what the author had to say.

All right.

For those who’ve been following this blog for any amount of time, I hope I’ve been really clear that I support all paths of publishing (vanity press doesn’t count).

All forms of publishing hold advantages and disadvantages and, as a business, we are wise to consider what form of publishing is best for our writing, our work, our goals, our personality, etc. But my goal has always been to educate writers so they are making wise decisions based off data, not just personal…

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