I’m just waking up, so this may be a little wandery, but I woke up this morning to an email notification from Smashwords for a purchase. As It’s highly unlikely that I’ll be getting many new acceptance letters from publishers in my inbox, this sales alert is becoming my favorite email to receive, with a close second going to email notifications of new reviews on Smashwords or Goodreads. But, this was no mere purchase notification for a single title purchase. Nay, it was an email notification of purchasing greatness. Someone bought NINE of my books in one round. They even bought copies of Mmmm…Crunchy! and NINJAWORLD, which had previously remained unsold. On Saturday, I’d also woken up to five sales all in one purchase. (I didn’t fall over myself squeeing because this has happened a few times before. Always love it, for the record.) What this means is, in two days, my sales for the month have gone from low to really fucking awesome with just two buyers. Just, WOWEE. Awesome, and there really are no words big enough to convey my happiness and gratitude for these two weekend buyers.
Which is not to say you people buying books one at a time this month are doing anything bad either. I love you too, and I appreciate you picking something up. Just, this month’s sales were really, really slow. Like all-time low of the year low. I’ve been doing promos, just not with the intensity I used to. I’m not on all the networks either, so I can safely say the sales problem is also an exposure problem, and not an interest issue.
And thanks to these two buyers, I’m going to be able to afford new covers for a couple books, AND I’ve almost got enough funds for a copy of Forza 4 as a Christmas present too. And, we’ve still got all of December to go, so I feel really good about getting those covers and still being able to afford the game too. In scientific terms, this is known as a very, very good thing.
This is great, and since I spend so much time delivering bad news from around the globe, you know I’m glad to share some good news and gratitude every once in a while. I thank you mystery buyers for those 14 sales one last time, and I hope you enjoy the stories. =^D
And I just said this on Twitter, and I want to repeat it here. I have a lot to gripe about, and I bitch a lot at y’all about other people. I know, I don’t say often enough, “I have awesome readers!” But some of you really are great, and I should take time to say this more. So I’ll close this profuse thanking with an apology, for not saying thanks enough.
Okay, that’s enough sunshine. Now back to the DHO_OM.