is conducting a survey
on how well self-publishers do, I decided to compile my data for him, and also post it here.
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Some caveats: This is only my Amazon.com sales. I don’t offer all my works on Smashwords, and anyway the sales there are minimal compared to Amazon, perhaps $10.00 in royalties in a very good year.
I have fifteen works for sale, consisting of seven novellas, seven short stories, and a self-published audiobookGood Landing
is a short story that I offered for free when I first started on Amazon. The first few weeks it was there downloads of it went through the roof, for reasons I’ve never really been able to understand, since I didn’t promote it in any way.
Average price for my novellas is $2.99. Shorts other than Good Landing
, of which I have six, are $0.99. My most popular series is The Red Vixen Adventures
, which mostly hits the Sci-Fi Furry LGBT Romance market. After that it’s my two For Your Safety
shorts, which are speculative fiction about a rather gentle Robot Apocalypse. I’m hoping to break out of the Furry market with those stories, which I’m putting out in a paired set of collections with other shorts in the same universe.
Post 2014 I haven ‘t pushed anything until the recent June release of Shadow of Doubt
and my sales tanked accordingly.Sales History2011
Good Landing: 2514
Good Landing: 26
Captive of the Red Vixen (November free promotion): 794
Good Landing: 313
Good Landing: 112
Good Landing: 41
Other: 1982016 (through May)
Good Landing: 0