Sunday, March 01, 2015

Update on my mad, mad, mad e-book sales experience

For both people who follow my blog, you will likely recall that at the end of December I released a 6-novel fantasy collection in e-book format and put it up for sale for only 99 cents. Crazy, right? Well, I blogged about this at the end of January, and my sales had actually been quite strong, all while not losing sales of my other books and e-books.

My thinking at the end of January was that sales of the collection would soon dwindle and I would up the price. However, I decided to leave it at 99 cents a little longer just to see what would happen.

Well, the sales kept right on going, and the e-book is still selling at 99 cents.

Admittedly, sales of the collection were a little lower in February than January, but February is also a shorter month by three days. In January I sold more than 2,600 copies, but in February I still managed to sell about 2,000. And sales of my other e-books continued to remain at their typical pace, perhaps a few of them even selling slightly better than normal.

What does this tell me?

Hell if I know.

But for now I'll stick with my original plan. For the time being the collection will remain at 99 cents, though when (and if) I see sales starting to drop drastically, I'll probably raise the price and see what happens.

Also, as in January, this e-book collection did not sell well outside of Amazon, and I still did not do any promotions of any kind. Unlike at Amazon, at other sites I've changed the pricing a few times, but that doesn't seemed to have helped or hurt.

2 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Something is sure working.

Keith West said...

Thanks for sharing this. I'm glad sales are still good. Hopefully they'll stay that way for a while.