Happy Weekend, WG2E-Land!
I’m filling-in for The Edit Dude‘s regular spot today because he’s making a huge move…literally moving…as in he’s physically moving back to his farm. Why? Because he’ll now be Freelance Editing Full-Time!!! In just two months, he’s built up his client list enough that he can now Freelance Edit full-time!
Congrats, Edit Dude! You rock!
Y’all can give him virtual high-fives when he’s here with us next Saturday for his regular monthly post.
In the mean time…
Wow have I got some A-mazing new sales numbers to share!!!
So y’all know I’ve had huge success on Amazon Kindle with my Ridin’ The Free-Way Experiment (where Kindle matched my Free price for the book that started it all for me – BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS - Book One of my Bootscootin’ Books Series).
How does a Free Ebook on those platforms affect the sales of your other Ebooks?
Make sure you’re sitting down…
I just got the numbers this week from Smashwords, and here’s the scoop…
Oh, first…let me give you the breakdown of how I use Smashwords Channels…
For now, my Bootscootin’ Books (BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS, STOMPIN’ ON STETSONS, and BUCKLES ME BABY plus my non-fiction, on-writing book MUSE THERAPY: UNLEASHING YOUR INNER SYBIL) get to Nook, iPad, Sony, Kobo and Diesel via Smashwords.
Beginning with my Cozy Cash Mysteries (THUG GUARD and LIP GLOCK) and now my Mom Squad Mini-Mayhem Mysteries too (FLUID FULFILLMENT and LICENSED FOR LOVE), I use Nook’s PubIt for B&N distribution.
The difference…I used to think PubIt gave you better visibility on B&N Nook than Smashwords (not sure now…and you’ll see why in my numbers). Also, I do luuuvvv that PubIt numbers are daily, and they pay monthly, versus Smashwords only reporting and paying quarterly.
Oh, and you’ll need this scoop too…B&N Nook and iPad matched my Free price for BOOTSCOOTIN’ on or around September 8th, 2011. And all the rest of my fiction books are 99 Cents each. Only my non-fiction is at the $2.99 price point now.
Okay…now then…the numbers:
Aug. 2010 – Aug. 2011 = 7 copies sold
Sept. 2011 = 406 copies sold
Aug. 2010 – Aug. 2011 = 100 copies sold
Sept. 2011 = 791 copies sold
***Note: And on Nook, remember, that’s 791 copies of just two titles – STOMPIN’ ON STETSONS and BUCKLES ME BABY. If you include my Nook PubIt titles too, the number goes up to 1010 copies sold on Nook in September 2011!***
Meaning: Again, just like with Kindle, I’m now selling more in one month on each of these platforms than I did the entire last year!!!
Also, I’m wondering now, if it’s not that PubIt gives you better visibility than Smashwords, it’s PRICE that makes or breaks your visibility and algorithm standings.
I’m tellin’ y’all there’s something very “reader magical” about being able to say “I’d luuuvvv for you to try my books…in fact, the first one is on me”!!!
It’s Your Turn WG2E-Land: Tell us about your Apple iPad and B&N Nook via Smashwords and/or PubIt experiences…Are you seeing growth there? And if you’ve also tried my Ridin’ The Free-Way Experiment, what impact has that had on your sales on these platforms?
The Best of The WG2E Ridin’ The Free-Way Wishes — D. D. Scott