Halfway through that sale…



On the very first day of the sale, Sunday,  I sold 1,682 copies of The Steerswoman.

So…looks like BookBub has done pretty well for me.

I also sold 85 copies of The Outskirter’s Secret, 66 copies of The Lost Steersman, and 62 copies of The Language of Power that day, making 1,895 total ebooks sold that day.

Which is… a lot.   A whole lot.

So, my thanks to all the new readers, and if you found your way here:  Hello!   Feel free to browse around the older entries.   There’s some interesting stuff back there.  Also, sample chapters under “Free Reads,” above.  And don’t forget the comments: some cool people hang out here.

Naturally, Sunday was the best day for the sale, being the very day that all the subscribers got their email from BookBub.  But Monday and Tuesday were still pretty good.  Things seem to be calming down a bit now.

Of course, the next thing to watch for is the (possible) echo, as some number of people who finished reading The Steerswoman, decide they want some more, and go for the rest of the series.   And books 2-4 have a higher rate of royalty for me, while still being reasonably priced.  So I’ll make more from fewer copies.

As I keep saying (in the comment section), it’s all going into the Quit-the-Day-Job-and-Finish-Writing-the-Series Fund.  Just sayin’.

Must go now: I’m stealth-blogging from the Day Job.  (Whistles nonchalantly whilst strolling away, nothing to see here, carry on..)

9 Responses to “Halfway through that sale…”

  • Terry Roy Says:

    That’s awesome!

  • Lindig Says:

    Double hot damn!! I also just mentioned the series in a Quora answer today, getting the word out however I can.

  • David Says:

    I promoted you on my FB as well. At least one friend picked up book one!

  • J.M. Ney-Grimm Says:

    Hi, I’m a new reader, and I’m loving the series! Glad to see that the fifth book is well on its way.

    I suspect your BookBub-promoted sale is indirectly responsible for making me a new fan, although not directly responsible.

    I’d purchased the first book perhaps a year ago, but forgot that I’d done so and never read further than the first few chapters.

    This week, Amazon showed it in my “recommended for J” stream on the site, which reminded me of it. And I found myself between books.

    So I opened The Steerswoman and stayed up too late reading all the way to the end. I bought the second book yesterday, and again stayed up too late.

    Just bought the third book this afternoon. I’m going to try to get enough sleep tonight. 😉

    • Rosemary Says:

      Sleep, yes… I remember sleep. I think I remember sleep…

      I’ve been short-changing myself on the other side of the equation: trying to iron out all the tangly issues in Book 5, and unwilling to give up on the day. And then paying for it in the morning at the Day Job from Heck (used to be Hell, but things have improved).

      I also remember, as a reader, the books I couldn’t put down. Thanks for putting me in that category! I’m so pleased you’re losing sleep — I hope it all turns out worth it.