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sevendogslaughing

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Is Anyone Else Deliriously Happy When Your Book Sells?
Posted: May 25, 2012 9:41 AM
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Nothing deep here! I just wondered if anyone else gets a jolt of happiness when you get a notification of payment? It's so childlike but it still happens every time for me!
romantia

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Re: Is Anyone Else Deliriously Happy When Your Book Sells?
Posted: May 27, 2012 2:15 PM   in response to: sevendogslaughing in response to: sevendogslaughing
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Yes, I understand exactly what you mean. It happens all the time for me as well. Each sale means a lot.
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Re: Is Anyone Else Deliriously Happy When Your Book Sells?
Posted: May 29, 2012 6:19 AM   in response to: sevendogslaughing in response to: sevendogslaughing
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It's the fuel that keeps me writing!!!

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iykebull

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Re: Is Anyone Else Deliriously Happy When Your Book Sells?
Posted: Jun 2, 2012 10:46 AM   in response to: sevendogslaughing in response to: sevendogslaughing
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I completely understand you. I even caught myself smiling as I walked down the road!
writeranne

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Re: Is Anyone Else Deliriously Happy When Your Book Sells?
Posted: Jun 2, 2012 12:11 PM   in response to: sevendogslaughing in response to: sevendogslaughing
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"You like me, you really, really like me!" Yes, the famous Sally Field quote goes through my head each time. :)
theforgottenman

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Re: Is Anyone Else Deliriously Happy When Your Book Sells?
Posted: Jun 5, 2012 9:31 PM   in response to: sevendogslaughing in response to: sevendogslaughing
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The funny thing is, all they have done is say that your cover and synopsis are inviting. They have not endorsed your story or you writing. That will come much later. However, you are right, the excitement generated by even one sale, especially when you have no idea who might have made the purchase, is what keeps us sitting in near darkness telling our tales. I have worked in other sales, and it is the same there, but I feel it is a bit more personal with written works. You have poured your heart into that story, and you want someone, anyone to appreciate your effort. A sale comes through with the message that someone just might get out of your story what you intended. Yes, it can be quite exhilarating.
tbshot

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Re: Is Anyone Else Deliriously Happy When Your Book Sells?
Posted: Jun 13, 2012 3:34 AM   in response to: sevendogslaughing in response to: sevendogslaughing
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Totally! I'm a total first timer at this, and once the initial fuzz of my friends and family all buying it wore off I thought no one else would. Admittedly not many have at this point, but boy did I grin when I saw my first 'real' sale :D
golem2b

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Re: Is Anyone Else Deliriously Happy When Your Book Sells?
Posted: Jun 13, 2012 3:47 AM   in response to: sevendogslaughing in response to: sevendogslaughing
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Not me.

I would describe the feeling as more like . . .

surprise . . . and confusion. ;-)
npk117

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Re: Is Anyone Else Deliriously Happy When Your Book Sells?
Posted: Jun 13, 2012 6:05 AM   in response to: golem2b in response to: golem2b
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I was over the moon when my first sale appeared on my report, after only a few weeks from release last July. Since then, only a further three copies been sold and one of those was purchased by a friend, so I do not have much to be delirious about!
bugatti505

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Re: Is Anyone Else Deliriously Happy When Your Book Sells?
Posted: Jun 14, 2012 1:07 AM   in response to: sevendogslaughing in response to: sevendogslaughing
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All I can say is, its a wonderful feeling. Quite great when you get it three times a day.

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Re: Is Anyone Else Deliriously Happy When Your Book Sells?
Posted: Jun 17, 2012 11:55 PM   in response to: sevendogslaughing in response to: sevendogslaughing
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At the moment I am over the moon.....

I'm obsessed with constantly checking my sales hehe! As we have sold nearly 700 copies of one book, The Cupboard Under The Stairs.... Yippee!

We have reached the top ranks in the horror section and are 75 in the top 100 paid books on the kindle shelf..... And generated 12 brill reviews

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lanne9

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Re: Is Anyone Else Deliriously Happy When Your Book Sells?
Posted: Jun 19, 2012 11:37 AM   in response to: sevendogslaughing in response to: sevendogslaughing
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Bask in the moment, darling. You earned it!
So say we all.
hoffmeg100

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Re: Is Anyone Else Deliriously Happy When Your Book Sells?
Posted: Jun 22, 2012 2:06 PM   in response to: sevendogslaughing in response to: sevendogslaughing
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I love it! I have doubled my sales this week and have no idea why, but I am addicted to checking KDP reports on an hourly basis! Love the writer high!!
lindapr

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Re: Is Anyone Else Deliriously Happy When Your Book Sells?
Posted: Jun 24, 2012 11:50 PM   in response to: sevendogslaughing in response to: sevendogslaughing
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When people first bought my book (it started out with family, friends, FB friends and my blogging community) I was very anxious awaiting their responses. I almost wanted it to take forever to ship so that I'd have a while longer of not having to worry about it. But then the Kindle came out and it was instantly downloadable!

But here's the nicest thing that's happened to me since my book was published 14 months ago: I started getting emails and Facebook messages from people who read the book and loved it. I didn't even know what to say the first time it happened I was so moved. By now I've gotten probably 200 of these. I'm not sure that this ever would have happened with traditional publishing and a publicity department existing between me and the readers so it is something I am grateful for!
hearts12

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Re: Is Anyone Else Deliriously Happy When Your Book Sells?
Posted: Jun 29, 2012 3:19 PM   in response to: lindapr in response to: lindapr
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You're so right! There's something very personal about every sale when you see the numbers change on the report. And that first email takes your breath away. Reviews do the same for me. Just the thought that someone I don't know took the time to write a review impresses me. Buyers who take a book off a shelf at a bookstore probably rarely think past the author's name.
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