Today is a month since my book of poems was published.
For those new to my blog the idea was for a collection of poems written by people with mental health illnesses with 50% of the proceeds being donated to Mind a charity based here in the UK.
I am disappointed to say the least that Mind have not helped me to promote the book, especially as more sales equals more money for them but my last contact with them was on 3rd September so I will assume they have forgotten about me and the book.
In terms of sales here is the breakdown for you – not including the free copies I gave to the people who contributed poems.
Smashwords – 8
Amazon – kindle version – 4
Amazon – Paperback – 22
So a grand total of 34 sales in 1 month which is not to bad really. Hopefully if Mind can get behind me it will increase the word of mouth and get people at the very least aware of the book. I guess I can cope with an average of 1 sale a day over a year that’s 365 books! (see I can look on the bright side)
The only blemish is that on smashwords 38 people were given copies of the book in return for a review to be written and thus far only 5 people have done that. From what I can gather though it is pretty rare for a review to be done anyway so I wont hold it against people because I am nice like that!
The other good news is that my own book is outselling this one and the profits from that one are mine ALL MINE! (evil laugh)