I have to say, despite not pulling huge numbers, March was a great month. I met 2 of my 3 goals. I made $200 in profit and I broke even on my investment on Into the Shadows. My third goal was to sell 100 ebooks, which I fell slightly short on.
Here's the breakdown for March:
Ebooks - 93
Amazon.com - 34
Amazon UK - 1
BarnesandNoble.com - 56
Paperbacks Online -5
Amazon.com - 1
CreateSpace.com - 0
Extended Distribution - 4 (earn only 22 cents a copy)
Paperbacks (self) - 2
Total earned for the month of March: $200.28
Total copies sold March: 100
Overall Books Sold to date: 467
Overall Earned to date: $1,301.33
March was also great because sales have been steady. We also had a third book release from DarkSide Publishing, leading to more than 300 sales overall for DarkSide. I was also featured on DailyCheapReads.com, which resulted in 10 sales on Amazon in one day.
I'm hoping to at least maintain this for April, although I'm starting out a bit slow. I do have a new book coming out in May (Bloody Little Secrets), so I expect May to bring some great things. I will be at an Authors' Fair mid-April, so I'm hoping some new publicity may lead to some new copies sold. I'll keep 2 of the same goals for April which include the following:
1. Sell 100 ebooks
2. Make $200 in profit.
In order to increase sales for the new book, I hope to locate some book bloggers to review both books and get the word out. I'll be curious to see how much a new book out, not related to the first, has on overall sales.