Friday, July 29, 2011

10,000 Self-Published Sales!

Today I hit 10,000 for my two ebooks, Wild Montana Sky and Starry Montana Sky that I self-published 13 weeks ago. Wow. When I first started this process, I had no idea I could have this kind of success within such a short time period. It's exciting and humbling at the same time. By this time, I've made (even though the money won't be in my bank account for a couple more months) roughly $8000--probably as much as if I'd sold both books to some traditional New York publishers, and more than if I'd sold to some others. Definitely more than if I'd sold to a small press because they typically don't give advances.

I've come to believe anything is possible in my self-publishing career, perhaps not with only two books, but certainly as I produce more. I'm starting to reconfigure the rest of my life, scaling back a bit on my psychotherapy practice and the corporate crisis counseling. Not much, but I can see a future where I do a lot less. I NEVER would have thought about cutting back, but I've found myself somewhat burned out lately with work I usually love, and I'm hopeful of making some changes--maybe not forever--but certainly for a while. Now if only I could make myself write more.

I'm about to launch (tonight or tomorrow) the first book in a fantasy romance trilogy, Sower of Dreams. This book was a Golden Heart finalist, but never sold because it's not sexy. The second book will go up as soon as the cover is done, and the third in January. It's going to be interesting to see what will happen with a different subgenre.

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