We’ve been keeping a careful eye on our total numbers for e-book and print sales. We were over 900,000 and creeping in the direction of a million units sold, so the plan was to send out a press release to the local newspapers when we crossed that line.
“Local independent author sells one million books” makes for a nice human interest piece for them and some solid visibility for us.
We were tracking the numbers and it looked like we’d clear the million sale line sometime this fall. But there was something missing from my spreadsheet – it was only e-book and print. Because our audiobooks are mostly sold through publishers and ACX’s reporting is ugly to try and import into my spreadsheet, I’d never included them.
Yesterday, I took the plunge and manually loaded them in. The inclusion is far from perfect to my data-analyst brain, but the numbers are in there and I learned something fascinating.
We’ve sold over 100,000 audiobooks. Above, I noted that we’d sold more than 900,000 e-books and print books.
Sometime this winter, I can’t be sure exactly when, we cleared a million books sold.
One. Million. Books.
I’m not even sure I can process that number and making sense of numbers like that used to be my job!
It’s a huge milestone and all thanks to the people who read and listen to my work. Thank you all!
I hope you keep on reading. I have a lot more books rattling around the back of my head demanding to get out, after all!
Happy reading 🙂