“I have sold 30,000 books and given away 170,000 books. That’s right, I discovered Bookbub about halfway into my first year and made submissions. Of my book, The Defendants. It was offered for free and it had right at 50,000 downloads in two days. Three more freebie Bookbubs followed. All told, 170,000 books downloaded. Results: 30,000 sales, probably directly attributable to the giveaways.”
From First Year, Seventh Book.
Great inspiration if you’re a Kindle author.
John Ellsworth is 72; yes, 72. Read his story; it’s lovely. It probably helps that he spent his life as a lawyer, so he knows how to write, and how to think.
If you’re complaining about how hard self-publishing is, again — read his story. With all his health problems, John Ellsworth kept writing. You can too. Keep writing. 🙂 And consider giving away a few books.
Hat tip to The Passive Voice for the link.
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