With one week left until The Burning City, the third book in my Siren Song series, is released, I thought I would share a little milestone I recently discovered I’d reached.
I received my royalty report for the first quarter of 2016, and as it turns out, the first book in the Siren Song series, The Wicked City, sold over a thousand copies as of the end of March! It was released in March 2015, so that means it has sold a thousand copies in its first year. Mind you, this report only went to the end of the first quarter, so I don’t know how many I’ve sold since March. In May, The Wicked City was free and ended up in the top five of several bestseller lists on Amazon, so there’s that as well. Of course, I don’t make money on free copies, but they still contribute to the total sold.
I know that a thousand copies is really small beans in the publishing world. A ‘successful’ novel is somewhere in the neighborhood of 5,000 copies sold and bestsellers are in the tens and even hundreds of thousands. I probably wouldn’t impress anyone important with my 1,000 figure (1,059 to be exact) but darn it, I’m impressed and so are my co-workers and friends. I was hoping even 100 people would bother to buy it and I’ve managed ten times that!
So here’s to a thousand copies, and to the third book coming out in a week. I’m happy with my accomplishments!
By the way, I was at Reading Addiction yesterday with a free, exclusive excerpt for The Burning City. Be sure to go check it out!