Friday, March 23, 2012

Self-Publishing Success Stories: J. Carson Black

Excerpt from 30 Second Interview with….J. Carson Black

When Maggie wrote The Shop, her agent, Debora Schneider shopped it to every publisher available. Two and a half years later and each one had declined.

In 2010, Maggie decided enough was enough and with the blessing of her agent, decided to self publish. Darkness On The Edge Of Town was listed in June – and sold only one book. The following month, two books were purchased. It took eight months to hit sales of 100; with 137 in February 2011.

Then things began to change. In March sales hit 1,280, and in April, she sold a staggering 10,000 books. If this wasn’t enough to make her scream with joy, in May sales hit more than 70,000 books. She was selling at a rate of 2,000 books a day.

To date (November 2011), J. Carson Black has sold over 300,000+ copies.

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For  her book "Darkness on the Edge of Town" it took a while to build momentum.

June 2010:  1 book sold
July 2010:  2
Feb 2011:  137
March 2011: 1,280
April: 10,000
May: 70,000

Highlighting some of the author's books:

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