Greetings! I know, I know… It’s been a while. I apologize for that. Life, as they say, gets in the way.
I think most will agree 2020 has been a hell of a year so far. It helps that I’m not doing the insane amount of overtime at work and that has allowed me to shift my focus back to my writing.
I’ll be honest though. We Happy Few has made very little money. Here’s a snapshot of my sales since release, Jan 2018.
- EBooks – 245
- Print Books – 18
- Kindle Unlimited Page Reads – 28,857
- Audible Audiobooks – 63
In the last 12 months:
My costs for editing, art, book cover, book formatting, etc. were over $2500. My book royalties have totaled $417.49 all together.
The audiobooks have hurt the worst. I spent over $4500 to have it made by a great audiobook producer with an excellent, well-known voice actor and I’ve only made back $261.45 in audiobook royalties.
I share this just so people can understand why the second book hasn’t had a higher priority. It’s not all about the money, but I need to at least break even in order to justify the amount of money I spend on this. I do love the story and I will continue it, even if it means just posting it here chapter by chapter.
This is still a labor of love more than anything else. I have had a little bit of feedback. It has been positive or at least constructive. And I sure do appreciate that.
I would welcome feedback if you have any!
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
I have more to share about upcoming books, but will continue in another post.