Ebooks January

Hey, why not? I love it when other people talk frankly about the money, so I’ve made it my policy to do the same, for good or ill.  It’s tough starting a new business, which is what I’m doing with writing.  Today marks the two year anniversary to my “get serious about writing for a living” day.

In January I released a short fiction collection as epub and had my best month ever, earning a whopping $22.95 (whoops, forgot initially to count B&N and Smashwords into this, yay extra money).  Who knows if that’s a fluke or if it’ll pick up from here.  I’m planning on releasing a novel this month (if I ever get this other novel finished so I can have time for something other than writing).  Novels supposedly sell better than short fiction, so we’ll see.

Also, I received an amazing review of my collection from Alex J Kane.  I’m sort of in awe of people who can write up their ideas and opinions on a work in a way that really talks about things instead of just being a “durr, I liked this” or “gah, can’t stand this”, which is what I normally end up thinking about things I read (I am the world’s WORST reviewer, which is why you won’t see many reviews from me, just recommendations on occasion).  Anyway, if you want to read the awesome review of “The Spacer’s Blade & Other Stories”, do so here at Alex’s blog.  And if you like what you read, well, I’m always up for having a better February than January any day.

And with that. Back to writing.  11 days left. Meep.

4 Responses to “Ebooks January”

  1. Jeff Ambrose

    Hey, that’s awesome.

    I’m about to finish a SF story, which will give me five, which means I’ll be releasing my first collection in a few weeks. Heard that short fiction doesn’t sell very well as individual stories. No way for me to know that, but I am looking forward to seeing if this collection does better than my stories.

    • izanobu

      Yeah, I think novels probably sell the best. But it doesn’t hurt to put stuff up. I’m not putting up very many individual stories. Might do a few as teasers for collections, we’ll see.

      Good luck with your SF collection. Mine’s only been out a week or so, so no way to tell how it’s doing for real yet.

  2. David Barron

    Good stuff.

    I’ll do my “report the numbers” thing when the money actually gets deposited (I haven’t had any up that long), but I’m not going to take it too seriously until I have 100 stories up and the 5-packs and 10-packs that implies. Then it’s a fair sample. I’m at 18 now, so that won’t take too long.

    After that I’ll roll into learning how to epub books (and POD). Then I’ll know if books or short stories sell better.

    Half the fun of all this is the Experiment.

    • izanobu

      I agree, half the fun is experimenting. It’s cool to be on the edge of something this big where all the data is still coming in 🙂

      Good luck on the 100 stories!

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