Number-crunching – sales figures

Number-crunching time, as US tax deadline approaches. I thought it might be useful to post sales figures for my books. The numbers here are the total sales from when the book first went on sale to the end of the calendar year cited. Which means you can get the per year figures for 2009 and 2010 with a bit of subtracting, if you’re so inclined.

from 1st day on sale until end of 2008 2009 2010
Black Leather Rose 774 922 995
Buildup 1: Mindscan 1304 1466 1554
Buildup 2: Pulling Strings 711 857 918
Dolphin Dreams 1739 2151 2352
Lord and Master 1510 1839 2057
L&M 2: Taking Work Home 648 1020 1201
Promises To Keep 1002 1119 1200
Spindrift 659 801 858
Spindrift 2: Ship to Shore 419 480 510

Other items of interest — sales direct from the publisher’s website have dropped to a trickle, which is not surprising as all of these books have been out for at least two years – the last release I had was in August 2008, before The Day Job Ate My Brain. But over the last 18 months I keep seeing new sales coming in as they add titles to reseller’s lists. The really interesting one is that Dolphin Dreams is doing well on Amazon, and having had three months’ figures now (Jan-March), it has gone up each month. I’ll be interested to see if that’s a fluke, or if it reflects increasing Kindle ownership.


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