The Second 10,000

In case you're extremely new to this blog, you know that last year I really took a chance and jumped into the whole self-publishing game. It was, of course, a risk, but one that I felt confident about. In January of last year I sold only a handful of ebooks because I didn't have many ebooks available. But the more ebooks I started putting out there (especially the novels), the more I sold, until come the beginning of December and I sold my 10,000th ebook of the year. It was a big deal for me, I'll tell you what. And, well, I was going through my February sales report tonight and realized that sometime in the past week or two, I passed my 10,000th ebook for 2012. Granted, it helps that I ran those special promotions on a few ebooks (notably Man of Wax and No Shelter), and yes, I'm including borrows, but still, just over two months to sell 10,000 ebooks ain't too shabby. I'd love to think that the sales will progress throughout the year, but I'm a cynical person and try to be realistic and know that sales could slow (or, God forbid, stop) at any time. After all, whether or not a book sells is completely out of my hands. The only thing I can control is just how good it is. And so I'll see you all next week, because I have a lot of writing to do over the weekend. Have a great St. Patrick's Day.