I’ve had several questions about top-selling ebook authors, and how many books they sell each month.
Here’s a wonderful site, Year of the Indie: May 2013 Top-Selling Indie Authors. which reports that in May of 2013, H.M. Ward’s Damaged sold 495,000 copies:
“Damaged: Peter is everything Sidney ever wanted in a man, but when things get hot and heavy Peter shows her the door. The next morning everything comes crashing down. The insanely hot guy from last night, the one who saw her half naked, is teaching at the front of the class.”
Yes, that’s almost half a million copies. In a month.
As David Gaughran comments, “I can’t even fathom selling 495,000 books in a month. That’s insane.” (See the Comments at the bottom of the page.)
If you want to report your sales figures, here’s the form to do that.
Previous articles in this series you may have missed
In this article, we discussed how profitable ebooks are. Author Brenda Hiatt did a survey, and found: “The average 2012 earnings per TITLE came to $13,957”.
You need a process for writing which ensures you don’t get stuck. This article gives you a blueprint, and more.
Three simple tips to help you to get started self-publishing your books.
Writing nonfiction which sells — making the most of your material, by considering different formats and venues.
Bonanza: TWO offerings this week
Why TWO offerings? It’s a long story and concerns a group of writers I’m coaching, so I won’t share it. Julia suggested that since we were offering the two programs to writing students anyway, we should offer them to our loyal readers because you deserve it, and that’s so true. Thanks for reading — I truly appreciate YOU. Enjoy. 🙂
Important: please be aware that every writing guide and class we offer is DIFFERENT – there’s no rehashed material. We need to make this plain because we always receive questions about programs which are on similar topics. Read the program descriptions, and if you’re not sure which is right for you, ask – we love to hear from you. 🙂
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