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February Sales Numbers

February was my best month yet! The numbers continue to grow, and I couldn't be more excited. I was honestly shocked at how many books I sold, especially in the last week of the month. And to top it off, February is a short month. I can't wait to see what will happen in March since there are 31 days.

One exciting thing to mention for the month of February is that my third book, Bitter Demons, came out on February 24th!!! It went live in the B&N store on the 25th and in the Kindle store on the 26th. I know that is a big part of what boosted my sales here at the end.

Here are my sales numbers for the month of February - my fourth full month. As usual, I will list the book, the date the book was first released and how many copies sold in each store. Since I now have books at two different price points, I will also list the price of each book:

BEAUTIFUL DEMONS - Book one of the Peachville High Demons series - $0.99 (10/30/10)

  • Amazon's Kindle Store - 1637 US sales + 12 UK sales = 1649
  • Barnes & Noble - 254
  • Smashwords - 3
  • Total: 1906
INNER DEMONS - Book two of the Peachville High Demons series - $0.99 (12/22/10)
  • Amazon's Kindle Store - 1200 US sales + 9 UK sales = 1209
  • Barnes & Noble - 245
  • Smashwords - 1
  • Total: 1455
BITTER DEMONS - Book three of the Peachville High Demons series - $2.99 (2/24/11)
  • Amazon's Kindle Store - 192 US sales (no UK sales this month)
  • Barnes & Noble - 147
  • Smashwords - 11
  • Total: 350
February's Total Sales: 3711

That is more than double what my sales were last month! In other news, Beautiful Demons made it all the way up to #354 in the Kindle store. Inner Demons reached a high of #611. Bitter Demons made it all the way up to #845, cracking the Top 1000 only 24 hours after release. It was so exciting to see all three of my books in the Top 1000!!!

As you can see, my Barnes & Noble sales dropped considerably from last month. I think there are a couple of reasons for this. One, I think that somehow I just lucked out with good store placement over the holidays. I was on the front page of the YA and Teen fiction sections. Now, I'm not on those first pages, and I think it's made a huge difference. Two, I think the B&N market just isn't as big as the Kindle market for ebooks. I'm hoping to see growth next month.

On the flip side, my Kindle sales went crazy this month! I sold something like 8 times as many books in the Kindle store this month compared to last month. With the millions of Kindle users out there, I am hoping there is still a lot of room for growth in the Kindle store.

As usual, Smashwords doesn't really bring in many sales. My books are in the Kobo store and have not sold any copies there so far. Smashwords is mainly just useful for giving out coupons to bloggers and for giveaways.

One thing that I think made a difference this month is bloggers reviewing my book. A Tale of Many Reviews, Black Rose Reviews, The Caffeinated Diva, and All Consuming Books all reviewed Beautiful Demons this past month. (All great reviews! I was so excited!) I think it has really made a difference, and I can't thank them enough for reading the book and posting reviews.

So far, in just four months, I have sold a total of 6675 ebooks. I am more than halfway to hitting 10,000 sold. I really hope I can hit that mark by the end of March! There's no way to predict if my sales will continue to grow or if they will start to drop off. All I can do is keep talking about my books and keep writing more! Shadow Demons, Book 4 in the Peachville High Demons series, is scheduled for release in mid-May.

3 comments:

Marcia Colette March 2, 2011 at 12:28 PM  

Way to go!

And in case you haven't check, Beautiful Demons and Inner Demons are ranked in the Top 100 (more like 75-ish, I think) under YA in the Kindle Store. I was looking for something else when I spotted them and did a Snoopy Dance for you. In my seat, of course. I'm at work. ;-) I expect Bitter Demons to be there before the end of the month. ;-)

V. J. Chambers March 5, 2011 at 12:20 PM  

Sarra,

May I add your RSS feed to my indie YA authors facebook page?

It's here:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Indie-YA-Authors/154228271299834

Sherry Soule August 5, 2011 at 2:54 PM  

Thank you for sharing. You're having much better luck than me. Your books sound amazing!

~Sherry
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Sarra Cannon

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I always secretly wanted to be a cheerleader. And a witch. Now, I write about both. The first five novels in my Peachville High Demons Young Adult Paranormal series are available now in ebook!

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