And Now For the Real Numbers

So In His Heart is live and more reviewers reviewed the book than bought it.

Out of the 21 ARC reviews, only ONE thought to pay 99 cents for the book. That’s their prerogative. That’s why they’re called Advance Readers.

All in all, I have a total of 12 books sold.

Twelve books sold. At 99 cents.

This after I sent a newsletter to 6K subscribers telling them about the new release.

Out of 316 clicks, 8 people bought the book yesterday.

Eight people out of 316 clicks to the Pronoun landing page.

There are a few things to take away from this and they are not encouraging.

  1. Except for 12 people on my mailing list, no one wants to pay for a book. Out of 316 clicks, eight people thought to buy the book yesterday. Those numbers are discouraging af.
  2. The Pronoun landing page could be where people change their minds. Best to link the book directly to each retailer’s page.
  3. The book in question is just not good. Maybe at 28k words, it’s too short.
  4. Who the fuck knows?

Here are the Pronoun numbers. This is the first book that I’m taking live through Pronoun since they announced their 70% pricing agreement with Amazon for books priced below $2.99 which matches everyone else’s pricing tier (I think). However, you still get 35% for sales made in other countries.

I guess I got a return on Kobo AU? Who knows, right?


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