Friday, May 25, 2012

My indie journey, part 5

Midnight Treat has been for sale for 3 weeks now. I made the decision last week to increase the price from .99 to $2.99. I'm still doing little to no promo--I purposefully haven't done much just because I wanted to see the results of doing, um, nothing. :)

Week 3:
Smashwords: 5 copies
Amazon: 18
Barnes & Noble: 21
Total: 44 sales
Week 2:
Total: 37 sales
Week 1:
Total: 24 sales

My sales are low, but I'm averaging about 2 books a day if you look at the total three-week period. That's not bad for a relatively (okay, almost completely) unknown author.

But now it's time to kick it up a notch. I plan to pick one area of promo/social marketing to focus on at a time. I'm currently on Triberr and Facebook and some indie boards, but I am not too active on them. So this week, I will focus on Facebook. I will post a status every day (right now, I'm lucky to post once a week) and will comment and like others' statuses on the Home page each day. I'm also going to start blogging more. How? Not sure yet. What will I blog about? Not sure yet. But this is my week to figure that out.

Will these two things generate sales? Check back next week to find out. I'd love it if you followed me on Facebook, too.

Happy writing. Happy reading.



  1. Thank you for sharing your journey. You are on the right path and everything takes time.

  2. Hey Savannah, thanks so much for taking the time to comment. :) I know this will take some time. Every big success starts with a small step, right? Luckily, I'm a patient person. I'm not big on promo (just because I'm introverted and find it hard to talk about myself even online), but I'll do what I can.

    Have a great weekend.