Monday, March 26, 2012

Self-Publishing Success Stories: Terri Reid

Excerpt (August 22, 2011):

I published my first book, Loose Ends, in August 2010.  Now, one year later, I have five books available and have surpassed the 60,000 copies mark.  I LOVE being an indie-author. 
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60,000 is a lot of books… how were you first few months in terms of sales?

 I sold 121 books my first month, 248 my second month and 989 my third month.

Read the whole interview at:

She also did a guess post on JA Konrath blog on January 27, 2011, which can be read in full here:

This comment by JA Konrath stood out:

She's clearly new at this, as indicated by her apparent belief that simply uploading a few ebooks would give her the income of a fulltime job. In fact, she didn't even try to get an agent or a publishing deal, but thought that her first book would be good enough to sell on its own.

And guess what? She's selling like crazy. In fact, with no track record, no real marketing strategy, and what I view as somewhat unrealistic expectations, Reid's ebooks are outselling many of mine, and she's going to make $20,000 this month.

So what can we attribute this to? A low price? Good writing? Luck? All of the above?

That's why I love Reid's story so much. She's new at this (both writing and self-publishing) and perhaps a bit naive (like we all were when we started out) but she's making huge money and selling like crazy.

She generously shared her updated sales # (300,000 sold) with other writers on the Writers' Cafe.

Highlighting three of the author's books:

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the inspiration, Terri. You're doing your thing. Just checked out your Facebook and Amazon pages. Keep up the great work. Motivation for us all. Cassandra Black