I am really surprised that authors selling 100-200 books each day don't have an agent and a publisher. this amount of sales should render publishers eager to have a go at the potential for such books. I read recently that several traditional best sellers now sell more of their books through kindle than hey do with paper books (over ebooks 500000 a year for each author). But of course they do so because they are famous in first instance.
Selling 100-200 copies a day when you're unknown and don't have the advertising power of B&N could mean tens of thousands book sales and the same amount afterward on Kindle, and notoriety.
Robert, I have the same thought when reading some of these reports, but in almost all cases, the author has multiple works for sale. When someone is selling 100 copies of 10 books a day, that's a little more believable than 100 of a single book. And the fact that one book drives sales of other books by the same author, the numbers seem even more plausible.
Which argues for the position that time spent writing is better for increasing sales than time spent promoting--and way better than time spent in the Kindle forum!
Id rather not say. Despite having two books on sale with such phenomenal sales in a short time I feel I'm cheating readers. unemployed I don't have the resources to have either manuscript professionally edited, and judging by some of the obvious scathing reviews I think once amazon pays me the two books will get the full treatment. If you really want to know maybe send via private message (I assume this forum has pm)
For me, I'd be lucky if I can get up to two to three books BORROWED, much less sold per month. And out of all the books I published, it seems like "Paranormal" is selling the most up to this point, even though I have a sequel to it out already.
I only sell around 15 books a month and I've got six books and a compilation out there. So I've just started a website, and sales seem to be improving. The good thing about a website is that you can write tags in the head of each page. For example, I have a book called "The Golden Horn", which is coincidentally a resort in Turkey. People searching for it may come across my book. I also have another book, "The Silver Cross", which is a very well known pram maker, ditto. We can only wait and see what happens next, but as I have a Christmas book and Christmas is a coming, who knows
I'm self published and I have 3 books out and a compilation. I only started publishing in june but nearly passed 3000 books sold. Selling between 25-80 a day at the moment. On top of that, I get the same amount of borrows (but I've been making more money from borrows recently). I promote like hell on social media (Facebook groups related to your categories are important) and have about 50 reviews spread across all books internationally but I guess I've been quite lucky for a newbie. Whatever I'm doing seems to be working because I made $140 in june and $1350 in July (and that's not including the bits I make in the UK, Germany, Brazil and Australia, but they have yet to top $150 combined).
All 3 books also peaked at #1 on the Gay short story chart individually in the US and UK.
Hi there, I don't believe Amazon promote lower priced books as much as higher priced ones, so if you sold 100 books at $3 you would be higher in the algorithms than if you sold 100 at 99C, which means you would be harder to find in the Zon searches and show up lower in the results.
I'm torn between envy at someone new to the scene getting such high sales so quickly and disbelief that the figures are accurate.
When you have two well written books and 'only' have 600+ sales in the first year (in itself not BAD figures) it rankles somewhat.
Now I'm not saying they aren't accurate in this instance, but there have been a few on here who clearly are BSing their fellow authors about their sales. However, there was one on here a year+ ago whose ranking was tangible evidence that what he was saying was very true indeed. 1,400 sales in the first month on his first book.
So, assuming that these figures are correct, I ask the obvious question - HOW?
Well, if you have a large family...
But also some friends. If the book is $0.99, you give each of them $1 and tell them to buy your book. Of course it works the first day. then the ranking gets really high and you can hope to make few sales after that, maybe even enough to get some of your money back....