I’ve noticed a trend in the sales of my book, pretty much in all six of the weeks since it’s been published. Perhaps you can spot it here:
Sales are always best in the beginning of the week (Monday to Wednesday), and then dies down to a trickle (or nothing at all, like this week) from Friday to Sunday. Apparently, people don’t really want to buy silly comedic choose your own adventure books on the weekend. It’s a Monday thing.
This week I had several things happen: Kindle Nation Daily UK sponsorship, a feature Indie Books Blog, an interview at Kindle Author, as well as a review at Motherlode (all discussed in previous posts). While I can’t tell what exactly caused what sales, I’m sure the Kindle UK sponsorship led to some American sales, and I’m presuming it was the reason for most of that spike in sales I had (although I’ve had no UK sales this week). Overall, a nice start to the week, and then a very slow end. And even though October has been utterly dead to me so far, I did finally break the $100 mark in royalties, so I’ll finally get a cheque at some point–I don’t know how often Amazon pays out to international authors. But that was a goal of mine that I didn’t think I’d reach in early October, so I’m pleased with that.
This is the week, however, that I’ve been looking forward to for some time. On Friday, October the 8th, my book will be the paid daily sponsor at the US Kindle Nation Daily. I’ve read many accounts at KindleBoards where people mention breaking even with this in just a day or two, so obviously that is my hope. But I also hope that it leads to some longer term exposure. Either way, I’ve already purchased another US sponsorship, hopefully for early December. KND has been getting so much positive press at KindleBoards that it seems certain that prices will go up, yet again, and availability will dry up faster and faster.
Finally, I purchased (for $35 USD) a daily feature at KindleBoards for November 14th. Look at me, Mr. Moneybags…