My new novel Singularity dropped on May 14. Work (the real job in which I actually earn money) has been crazy, so I haven’t had a chance to post here about the launch. Until now.
I’d say the launch was successful. I promoted it exclusively through my Twitter and Facebook accounts, and I’ve sold about 20 copies in the first 10 days. That’s on par with my other novels. Selling books is definitely a marathon, not a sprint.
I’ve been doing the writing thing a while now. I have five novels out and two short stories. I’ve written Erotic Romance, Women’s Fiction, and now a Financial Thriller. Although changing genre may not be a good idea from a career/brand standpoint, I’ve really enjoyed it, and I’ll probably keep doing that going forward. I like the idea of being an author that people can follow from genre to genre. I read all different kinds of fiction, myself.
I just ran the numbers for the year so far, and here are some lifetime totals:
- Books sold: 1,075
- Gross revenue: $2,110
- Net income: $562
Obviously, this is no way to make a living. Those are actual sales. I have used perma-free and free promo days to put several thousand copies of my first novel and my short stories into the hands of readers. But I figure if people didn’t pay for it, I shouldn’t count it.
If you are wondering about whether this new novel will appeal to you, I’d say there’s a good chance. The beta feedback and early reviews have all been outstanding. It’s a fast read, and a lot of people have told me they couldn’t put it down. I did a thread on Twitter where I described the story, so if you want to know more, go here:
If you do decide to read it, please, please, please write a review. I need a lot more of those before it’ll make sense to do any advertising. Just a star rating and three adjectives would be tremendously helpful.