I think I mentioned that I would put up sales numbers from time to time, I think a week out from the release of my novelette is long enough to share, just in case anyone is interested.
Amazon Sales - U.S. = 12
B&N Sales - U.S. = 2
Amazon Sales - U.K = 2
Total Sales - 16
That's pretty not bad I think, I have this up for sale on Goodreads too, but have no idea how that thing works, or even recall choosing to put it up there. I meant to put it up on Smashwords this past weekend, but some out of town guests put a wrench in that plan.
Now, I would count Michael Offutt, Alex Cavanaugh, Cindy Borgne and Ellie Garratt as mostly responsible for those 16 sales. In fact, I think I can account for at least 14 of those 16 sales just from folks who mentioned they got a copy when visiting this blog. So I think it's a bit unrealistic to expect sales like that to continue forever. However, I will post numbers again so we can all see for ourselves how I am doing.
The story I'm working on now, which when finished will be a novella, was something I began with the idea of self publishing firmly in mind. It will be a great deal longer than the previous story. Once it's out there I'll see if I can get them to drop the price of the original story to nothing and see if that causes changes in the number of sales/downloads. That will be at least a month from now though. I don't want to get too far ahead of myself.
Again, not complaining, not bragging, just trying to be open about the process. God knows I've not been able to shut up about any other part, don't know why I would start now.