New site breaks down what authors earn

Anyone authors out there wondering whether to ditch the legacy route of “big five” publishing to head down the mythical road to self-pubbed riches should drop everything and check out I came across it while reading Joe Konrath’s blog. A long report from Hugh Howie featured in a long post comparing the earnings of […]

Flat book sales graph

August – a month of glitches and questions

So, August turned out to be a pretty ordinary month for sales. Although the Amazon royalty report for the month doesn’t get generated until the 15th or so, I do know that I sold a total of 12 books – 11 copies of Baby Steps and oneof The Curly Situation. I sold 11 books in […]

Curiouser and curiouser

Curiouser and curiouser

So, in my last post I was whining about how my sales has stopped dead and it had spurred me to “republish” my books on the KDP platform. Well, what do you know. The sales have started trickling through again. About 24 hours after I’d republished, and maybe 12 hours after I’d gotten the “your […]

Ghost of sales past

The ghost of sales past

So my main selling book – Baby Steps – stopped selling early this month. I don’t mean trickled off, it was already trickling. I mean no sales at all. Ever seen this with your books? It was so sudden, and so early in the month I started to get suspicious. So I republished it on […]