Friday, 29 December 2017

End of Year Sales

I apologize for not doing a post in November, but circumstances were unforeseen. So instead I have combined November with December's sales post. Its actually probably better this way as together these two months don't look as bad as they did separately.

I had the release of the Paranormal Pleasures Omnibus at the beginning of December - this collects together my paranormal romance novellas that on their own would not have been cost effective to print. The extra draw of this collection is a brand new novella which is exclusive to it - cannot be read anywhere else and is not available as a stand alone.

Even so, sales were low. I mean a record low for the time of year where books are highly sought after gifts. None of these were the new omnibus. However as Kindle copies and print copies are on separate sites (I still use create-space rather than the paperback builder in KDP) I can confirm that I made 1 sale on the paperback - this nets me a cool 27 pence in royalties. Its not a lot but I don't really do it for the money. I could make more but I aim to keep my books as affordable as possible and always select the minimum price setting on my books - by this I mean Amazon says this is the least we will let you charge for this book so that we make our money back.

I can only hope that 2018 will be a better year all round and I can afford to get more fiction out there.

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