How Many Ebooks Do the Topselling Authors Sell A Month?

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

* Writing and Selling Ebooks 1: A Brilliant Writing Career

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”.

* Writing and Selling Ebooks 2: Build Your Ebook Step by Step

You need a process for writing which ensures you don’t get stuck. This article gives you a blueprint, and more.

* How to Self-Publish Online: 3 Easy Tips to Get Started

Three simple tips to help you to get started self-publishing your books.

* Writing and Selling Ebooks 3: Maximum-Profit Nonfiction

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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Angela Booth is a copywriter, author published by major publishers, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills at her online store. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.

About Angela Booth

Angela Booth is a copywriter, author published by major publishers, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills at her online store. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.