Yesterday I had my Ereader News Today promotion. I also had a number of you repost my sales announcement (for which I am very grateful.)
I actually made it as high as #34 on the chart, but I like the screenshot of my book sitting next to Neil Gaiman’s.
When I saw that I felt hopeful about the commercial viability of my work for the first time since I first launched Catskinner three years ago. It felt good.
Then, of course, reality set in.
My total sales for the day was 22.
That is the best day I’ve ever had and in fact is more sales than I’ve made in most quarters in the past three years. However, if I sold that many books every day I still wouldn’t be making enough to live on. Subtracting the 15$ that I spent on the promotion, I’m doing little better than breaking even.