Joe Konrath: Today's post is from Aaron Patterson, who regularly smokes me on the Kindle bestseller lists.
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I released my second book, Dream On, in December, 2009 and dropped the price of Sweet Dreams to $0.99. This is when many authors begin to roll their eyes and mutter that my shenanigans were “devaluing the market.”Click on the link (above) to read the informative guess post by Aaron Patterson.
Here is a breakdown for Sweet Dreams:
In the first month at its new price point, I sold 102 eBooks.
The next month, 250.
Then, 340, 550, 700, 850, 900, 1000 and 1200.
I eventually readjusted the prices of both my novels to $2.99. I expected my sales to drop, but my numbers went up instead: I sold 2600. In December, I sold 3200, and my sales continue to climb.
It's obvious that Aaron is rounding his monthly sales. But adding it all up, that's 11,692 from December 2009 to December 2010 just for one book. It's now 15 months later. I wonder how many he has sold of just that book since that time?
Just a FYI: Three of the author's books are currently on the top 1000 of Amazon Kindle Best Sellers right now. Sweet Dreams and Dream On have been out for more than 2 years now. Amazing longevity.
Sweet Dreams : #131 Paid in Kindle Store
Airel: #281 Paid in Kindle Store
Dream on: #985 Paid in Kindle Store
In Your Dreams: #2,037 Paid in Kindle Store
Highlighting some of the author's books:
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Link to Top 100 Books Ranking (by genre) as rated by Readers