I’ve been meaning to do this sort of write-up for a while, but I’m always hesitant because I don’t want it to seem like I’m bragging or whining. Here’s the thing, though: writing is my full-time job. Just like any other business, it’s important to track what is and isn’t working. I also strongly believe in sharing information; I don’t see other authors as competition. Being that I’ve been sort of coaching a couple of authors new to indie publishing, I think it’s even more important for me to share what I’m learning.
I’m going to share my actual sales numbers and income. I’m a little nervous about this, because I am far from making a full-time living off of my books. But I would like to track what I’ve been doing and swap some ideas with you.
Let’s get started.
Becoming Natalie (Book #3, Becoming Natalie Series)
Becoming Natalie: The Complete Collection (Books #1-3 in the Becoming Natalie Series)
Uploaded Becoming Natalie to Kindle, iBooks, and Kobo for pre-order and added links to series sales page on my website.
Serialized Raising Dad on my blog, posting a new chapter every day.
Gave away the first five ESX books via my email newsletter.
Offered a signed limited edition ESX postcard to email subscribers.
Posted a gallery of photos from the real life setting of the Becoming Natalie series.
Posted a cover reveal for Becoming Natalie.
Made an effort to update my blog at least once a week with relevant pop culture or social topics.