November 29th, 2015

Me 2012

Fifth Monthiversary Sales

These are the sale figures for my polyamorous fantasy romance novel, A Rational Arrangement. (Buy it here! Amazon ~ Kobo ~ Nook ~ iBooks ~ Print).

Sales Graph from June 24, 2015 through November 28, 2015.

Sales Graph 2015-06-24 to 2015-11-28.jpg

(This graph is only Amazon sales, because only Amazon breaks out sales by day. I generated it in Excel, though, since Amazon will only generate a graph for the last three months or less.)

Total Sales:

Pre-launch: 36
1st Month: 507
2nd Month: 292
3rd Month: 146
4th Month: 68
5th Month: 75
Total through 11/28: 1124

Average unit sales:
1st Month: 16.9
2nd Month: 9.4
3rd Month: 4.9
4th Month: 2.3
5th Month: 2.4

Woohoo! UNIT SALES DID NOT FALL! For the first month ever! I credit this to the sales price of $4.99 (down from $6.99) which began on 11/6: you can see the sales bump it created, and sales have been steady since. The halcyon days of summer have not returned, but I'll take it.

Draft2Digital sold a book, as did Createspace. Amazon didn't have any zero-sales days this month, so that was cool.

Net income is down from October, due to the lower price. But I will happily accept that! For one, I think more readers is better in the long term than more money is right now, and at $4.99 I figure these are buyers who plan to read the book, not people getting it because it's really cheap and they might read it one of these years. For another, it was not that large an income drop; less than 20%. Given that net income has been falling by 40-55% each month, having it drop by only a little is quite comforting.

Also, apparently the people who bought it on sale liked it!  RA picked up five new five-star reviews in November. ♥

The sale ends on December 11, so it'll be interesting to see if the monthly sales decline resumes when the price goes back up to $6.99.