In September 2020, I launched Northern Survival. Unlike many other times when launching a book, this time, I had a marketing plan, and I had about $300 to operate it. My fingers were crossed that I’d recoup that money within the first three months. I’m not a gambler, but the risk paid off, and the money came back to me.
I’m closing in on the two-year anniversary of the launch, and I’m happy to say that the initial energy, time and money spent on Northern Survival is still paying off. Sales are not as brisk as when it was first published. However, it continues to sell. By the end of June, I’m predicting I’ll reach 100,000 pages read in KENP by Kindle Unlimited Members. To date, I have 96,073 pages read and 866 eBooks and paperbacks sold. I keep track of this monthly in the margin to your right beneath the Northern Survival ad.
My book is 251 pages, so dividing that into 96,073 pages is the equivalent of 382 books that have been read in this format. This brings the total number of books sold to 1,248.
Reviews are extremely important to book sales, and I worked hard to get them the first three months of launch. Currently, at Amazon.com, there are 63 reviews. With a 4.5 average. There are also several on Goodreads.Continue reading