Wednesday, June 2, 2010
A self-publishing author is both an author and a publisher. Sounds pretty obvious, right? I watch my sales records on a daily basis and am usually giddy when someone buys a book. Right now I usually sell at least one book a day. My free books are being downloaded at a rate of about 6,000 per month. Of course I need to get more books done so that people can buy them, and I'm working hard on that this summer.
My point is, I see when someone buy a book, I'm always excited about it. If you saw how happy it made me you would assume that I was getting a lot more than $1-3 for it. My goal this year is to make more money writing than I spend publishing and I'm on track to make that goal. Next year, I'll have a more ambitious one. Anyway, I don't have the email address of everyone who buys a book or an ebook, but if I did, I would write individual thank you notes. If you have purchased one of my books-- thanks. You have no idea how good it makes me feel.
Have a great summer everyone. Mine starts tomorrow, when I check out from school. I said good-bye to all my students today, so it's time to put away my teacher hat and don my author hat.