Happy Saturday, everyone!
I know I always find it super helpful when self-pubbed authors post their sales stats, so I’ve collected my stats for January and February and detailed them below.
A couple of notes, and a couple of takeaways:
- This is all ebook-related — I think I sold maybe 1 print book, so I didn’t include that in the stats
- “sold” means an actual sale
- “borrowed” means the book was borrowed as part of the Kindle Unlimited program (basically an online library) — if they read past 10% of the book, I get a certain amount of money based on that month’s Unlimited Fund (about $2 per book, I believe)
- “free” means a free download (from one of the free download days I ran as part of KDP Select)
- The number of books borrowed almost doubled the number of books sold — which means that 2/3 of my money is coming from KDP Select — so, in the eternal Smashwords vs. KDP Select war, I’m a fan of KDP Select right now, as those borrows are really doing work for me
- I made about $100 a month (approx), on a first title by a new author, with not too much advertising — which is great! Hopefully A) that continues for future months, and B) the amount will rise when I eventually publish Chasing Nonconformity
- Denmark randomly buys/borrows/downloads my book a lot more than other European countries — no idea why
That’s all the analysis I can manage on a snowy Saturday afternoon. I’m off to get tasty, delicious pizza now. Below are the stats. View and enjoy!
January.com 17 sold, 31 borrowed, 1063 free.uk 5 sold, 9 borrowed, 89 free.denmark 1 sold, 2 borrowed, 22 free.france 3 free.ca 143 free.italy 1 free.in 5 free.aus 1 sold, 1 free~~~February.com 12 sold, 38 borrowed, 690 free.uk 6 sold, 11 borrowed, 124 free.den 1 sold, 2 borrowed, 60 free.fra 5 free.jap 2 free.ca 3 sold, 3 borrowed, 31 free.it 2 free.in 2 free.aus 16 free.neth 2 free~~~Total stats for 2 monthsSold: 46Borrowed: 96Free: 2261~~~January.com $76.52.uk $20.45.den $4.52.aus $2.12TOTAL $103.61~~~February.com $77.50.uk $25.34.den $4.70.ca $9.08TOTAL $116.62~~~Grand total for 2 months: $220.23~~~