Sales figures 2014

I did this last year, and figured (see what I did there?) I would do the same again, now that I have two books released. There are already some authors who release this info publically, notably J.A. Konrath who has been blogging about his self-publishing efforts for many years. As last year, my years’ sales figures are probably a days’ sales for him, but I hope this is still useful information for someone.

I’m going to do two posts – one just the numbers and relevant info, and another based on my thoughts on them, what I did right and wrong, and what I’m planning for 2015.

Unlike last year, I had two books on sale: Powerless and Killing Gods. They are both niche even within the SF genre, although there is now a BISAC subject code ‘FICTION / Superheroes’, so it must be expanding! I also created a double edition ebook containing both books, as an extra avenue to some more sales.

A note on the figures below: these are total sales including various price points as I experimented during the year. See my follow-up post for more detail on the advertising and prices. The number in square brackets afterwards is the 2013 figure (if available).

 

POWERLESS sales figures (ebooks):

  • Amazon UK – 125 [160]
  • Amazon US – 28 [36]
  • Amazon DE – 2 [2]
  • Amazon CA – 1
  • Smashwords – 2 paid, 15 free voucher [4, 61]
  • B&N / Nook – 2 [6]
  • Apple – 7 [1]
  • Scribd – 1 (Helooo to whoever read that one! ūüôā )

POWERLESS sales figures (print):

  • Amazon (Createspace) – 0 [9]
  • Bristol Expo – 10
  • BristolCon – 2

 

KILLING GODS sales figures (ebooks):

  • Amazon UK – 17
  • Amazon US – 4
  • Amazon DE – 1
  • Smashwords – 1
  • Apple – 3
  • Google Play – 1 (Thanks Norway!)

KILLING GODS sales figures (print):

  • Amazon (Createspace) – 0
  • BristolCon – 2

 

POWERLESS / KILLING GODS DOUBLE EDITION sales figures (ebook only):

  • Amazon UK – 1
  • Amazon US – 4
  • Smashwords – 1
  • Apple – 3

 

MAKING GODS short story collection downloads (FREE):

  • Smashwords direct – 290 [151] (881 total downloads now)
  • Amazon – 208 (this is only since 18/12/14 when I price-matched to FREE, no sales prior to that)
  • Sony eReader – 1 [84] (This ereader is not on sale any more)
  • B&N / Nook – 3 [19]
  • Apple – 6 (US 5, DE 1)¬† [19]
  • Google Play – 19 (all US) [11]

 

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