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It’s taken me a few months to get around to this, but I’ve just counted up my Kindle downloads and paperback sales for my Human Legion series that came out last Christmas. By coincidence I went past 50,000 at some point this morning.
That’s not really a milestone because the 50,000 includes 2,500 copies of the first book in the series that I gave away as free downloads last month. So I can’t yet say I’ve had 50,000 sales. But it’s still pretty good. As a result I hope you’ll understand when I say I won’t be accepting any new book layout requests for the rest of 2015. If I’ve already agreed to work with you, that’s all still good; you’re booked in!
I’ve been quiet posting on the business and nerdy techie side of publishing these past few months because I’ve been busy writing. I’m concentrating on a military SF/ space opera series called the Human Legion. Books 1 & 2 are out and I’m working on book 3. Making good progress too.
The books have done pretty well. Both have topped international bestseller charts for their genre. For the publishers and self-publishers who follow these things, both books have benefited very much from being Kindle-exclusive. Which I understand is annoying for those people who read other eBook formats, and frustrating for me, but I can’t afford to ignore the financial benefits. Being exclusive has helped my sales ranking and that’s helped people to try out the book. This month, the sales of book2 are 82% of the sales of book1; so I guess I’m doing something right.
Amazon gave me a nice sticker on a couple of my books a few days ago to say I’m a Kindle All Star!! Which sounds a bit cheesy, but does mean I get to be on these nice pictures I’ve copied below, which is great. It also makes me feel a little humble to think of all those thousands of people who borrowed my books to get them there. (So far, since Christmas 2014, I’ve had about 8,000 borrows and 22,000 purchases).
Happy New Year!
I hope 2015 brings success and satisfaction for everyone reading this.
In the closing hours of 2014, I also want to thank everyone’s support in making, reading, commenting on and, yes, buying the first of my Human Legion books. I’ve just checked the Amazon charts and still can’t quite believe the book is ends the year as the #1 bestselling space marine book in the US and #1 bestselling military science fiction book in Australia. I’m proud to have published a couple of bestselling books through Greyhart Press, but I never thought I would self-publish one of my own.
The second book, Indigo Squad, will be available to pre-order very soon. My son’s been helping out re-enacting some scenes with Lego.
Oh no! I’ve been ejected into space without my spacesuit. I’m a gonna! Hold on… what’s this wriggly black thing?
… it’s a rescue tendril with warm oxygen. It’s reeling me back into the rescue shuttle. Will it get me inside in time…?
Here’s to 2015. It’s going to be an exciting place to be.