Friday, August 26, 2011

Short story sales stats Kathleen Valentine

Your past short story writing history- I've been writing short stories for over ten years. I've had a number of short stories published in anthologies including three in Level Best Books' Crime Stories By New England Writers (Volumes 2, 4 &5). I've also published short "romatica" stories in e-collections by Ravenous Romance.

Date you electronically published your first story: I published my first collection of short stories, My Last Romance & other passions in paperback in 2006 and in e-format in 2009.

Amount of effort you put into advertising your short stories- medium - I list them on my web site and blog and have them listed on Goodreads and other author sites but that's about all


Genre(s)- crime/horror and romantic/love stories

The average length your individual short stories tend to be- they vary from 1500 words to 15,000 words.



Amazon sales data - From February thru the present I've had 2 short story collections (8 stories in each) and 1 stand-alone. In July I added a second stand-alone (The Crazy Old Lady In The Attic)
Feb. -11
Mar. - 9
Apr. - 4
May - 14
June - 6
July - 130
Aug. - 53


The big surge in sales is due to The Crazy Old Lady In The Attic which has been doing very well.

B&N sales data 
        I currently do not offer them in e-format on B&N


4 comments:

  1. This series of blog posts is brilliant! Thanks for doing this. Can I quote you on some of these data points? I will credit and link to you, of course.

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  2. Sure, I don't mind. If you click on the short story sales stats tag you can see all of the posts in the series.

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  3. My August sales have really picked up in the last few days -- as of right now I've sold 157.

    Thanks, Alain!

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  4. I'll just pretend that my blog is really that cool and take all the credit for your pickup in sales =)

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