October seemed to be a slower month. Anyone else notice this? I heard rumors that there was some big Amazon book sale going on but was too lazy to investigate.
Several interesting developments have happened this month. But first, the sales report:
# of works: 20
# of sales: 11
# of works: 20
# of sales: 1
Ok, so the first big thing was that I made my first sale on Amazon DE this month. W00T!!! So it is actually possible to sell stuff there, apparently. The Berlin Wall has finally crumbled. France... we shall see. I kind of want to make an invasion of Paris joke now. But I won't.
Which leads us to the second, more interesting, thing. My Smashwords sales report finally updated and I've not only sold more even more books on Apple but I'm also starting to pick up sales in the Kobo and Sony stores. What annoys me is that Smashwords doesn't list the date that the sale was made. So there's not way to place which sale is related to which month.
I believe that I first formatted everything for Smashwords distribution back in June/July of this year. So five months later (ok, more like three months later because it took forever for my stuff to be "shipped" to all the Smashwords channels) I have accumulated 6 Apple sales, 3 Kobo and 1 Sony. There were actually more "sales" but they were free downloads so I didn't count those.
This is significant, guys. These numbers mean that they are going to outstrip B&N for me in terms of units sold. Not only that, but there are untapped short story markets out there. So if you haven't done so already, admit yourself to the Smashwords premium catalog!