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MILESTONE: 50,000 Books Sold!

Is this really happening? That's the question I ask myself every day. Am I really making a living doing what I love to do? It's the most amazing dream come true, and none of it would be possible if it wasn't for all of you out there who took a chance by picking up BEAUTIFUL DEMONS and giving the Peachville High Demons series a try.

Yesterday, I hit the huge milestone of selling my 50,000th book. It took just a hair over 15 months to reach that sales goal, and I'm really proud of that. I was looking back at the other milestones I've posted here on my blog and here is a quick breakdown of what and when:

  • 1,000 books sold - January 2011. I only had the first two books in the series out at that point, but it was a big accomplishment for me. When I first decided to self-publish my books, I knew I was taking a big risk. Would I make any money? Would anyone like my books? Would I ever sell a thousand books? Thankfully, the answer was yes to all of those questions!!
  • 10,000 books sold - Mid-March 2011. This is when my books really started to take off. After book three, BITTER DEMONS, released in late February, I had a huge boost in all sales of my books with Beautiful Demons reaching an all-time high ranking in the Kindle store of #363.
  • 25,000 books sold - Late June 2011. Just about a week before Book 4, SHADOW DEMONS, was released, I hit the 25k milestone mark and set my sights on the 50k. Well, if you read the post, you'll see I actually started day-dreaming about hitting the million book mark, but that's still years away, hehe. Someday...
  • 50,000 books sold - January 2, 2012!! So you can see that I sold exactly 49,000 books in a year. What a dream come true!!!
  • 100,000 books sold??? This is the next big goal I have in my head. I can't even begin to predict when I might hit that. Maybe by this time next year? I hope so!! I have some lofty goals set for 2012, especially considering the fact that I'll be welcoming a sweet baby boy in June. But I have so many stories I want to tell and I love to write, so I will keep working even if my writing does slow down a little bit.
Thank you to everyone who has read the Peachville High Demons series and continues to support the books and tell your friends about the series. I appreciate it with all of my heart! Less than 18 days now until RIVAL DEMONS comes out, and I hope you're as excited about it as I am. Just to tease you a bit, here is the description for the book: (Add it to your Goodreads To-read list!)

After narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Order of Shadows, Harper finds herself thrust into the strange and beautiful world of the shadow demons. But crossing through the portal doesn't mean she is safe. The Order of Shadows is determined to bring her home and transfer the Prima line to the Harris family. They send their most vicious hunters after Harper. Hunters who will not stop until they have found their prey. 


Determined to keep her safe, Jackson takes her deep into an underground world filled with dangers of its own. Here, Harper will begin a journey that will teach her more about herself and her own path than she ever imagined possible.


Also, if you have a moment, take just a second to sign up for my brand new mailing list. You will find the sign up on the right sidebar just below the Rival Demons countdown ticker. I promise I won't send out any spam or share your email addresses with anyone. Mostly, the newsletter will be used for announcing release dates and important information about my upcoming books or contests.

13 comments:

Beth Caudill January 3, 2012 at 11:19 AM  

Congrats Sarra.

Juliana January 3, 2012 at 11:23 AM  

Woot! What a milestone! Congrats!

Laura Pauling January 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM  

Awesome! And so inspiring!

Raven Corinn Carluk January 3, 2012 at 2:18 PM  

I am so proud of your work, so borderline jealous, and absolutely heartened by your success.

EmmaM January 3, 2012 at 5:55 PM  

Congratulations Sarra! I'm looking forward to reading book2. I can only dream of following in your footsteps...it's such a scary and amazing journey self publishing...I can't wait to join you indie publishers later this month. :)

Erica January 5, 2012 at 11:35 AM  

Congrats! When you write books as amazing as the Peachville High Demons you should sell that many! But really I'm surprised you haven't sold more, if people realized how amazing the series is you'd sell a million in no time! I read the books so fast, I was completely addicted to them. I even stayed up past 3am one morning to finish one of them! With the next two books out you will reach 100,000 fast! Good luck!!

Erica January 5, 2012 at 11:37 AM  

By the way, it may be my computer but when I signed up for the mailing list I couldn't see what I was typing, I think the font color is white... I did get the confirmation email though, so it works, just a little confusing :)

Sarra Cannon January 5, 2012 at 5:49 PM  

Thank you everyone!!

And Erica, thank you for the heads up on the white font in the mailing list box! My hubby fixed it this afternoon!!

Annie, Beckie, and Courtney January 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM  

Congrats!!! Joined your mailing list ;)

Deb Cushman January 9, 2012 at 9:53 PM  

What an exciting adventure! Congrats on selling so many books - that's amazing!
I've signed up for your mailing list!
Deb
Info789@aol.com

Katrina W January 9, 2012 at 10:10 PM  

What a wonderful milestone to reach Congrads !!

Ive signed up for your mailing list ;) and will be adding and fluffing my little black book with your books !!

kat
kittee_cat@bigpond.com

Denise Z January 9, 2012 at 11:35 PM  

Congratulations! I am new to your writing and look forward to getting started on the series. I have signed up to follow and thank you for participating in the fun:)
dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

Susan Oloier January 10, 2012 at 2:36 PM  

That is nothing short of awesome!Congrats!!!!

Sarra Cannon

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