Excuse us a moment as we squeal excitedly. There might even be some celebratory war horn blowing happening today.
Q: Why the silly catfacery?
A: Another milestone has been reached here at our nascent publishing venture: we’ve hit 10,000 books sold!
It’s taken us seven months and five novels to hit that mark, mind you, so it’s not like we’re anything special. We’re well aware there are plenty of authors selling ten times that with one title, in much shorter time.
Nevertheless, we’re delighted to reach so many readers! 😊
A big key to reaching this milestone has been read-through from Ascending Mage 1 through the rest of the series (thus far; we’re outlining for 10 books in the Ascending Mage series).
Crunching the numbers, we’re able to determine that two-thirds of the folks who buy the ebook version of Ascending Mage 1 will go on to read the next book in the series. That ratio rises to 72% for those reading in Kindle Unlimited. We’re guessing that’s simply because the barrier is lower; with their monthly subscription it costs nothing to continue reading the next book, so there’s no purchase decision to be made.
And 71% of those who read Ascending Mage 2 go on to read AM3. That number surges to 91.66% among KU readers. That’s a pretty decent read-through rate!
By format, 60.9% is in the form of Kindle Unlimited page reads. Ebooks comprise 37.3%, with paperbacks a mere 1.8% of total sales.
It’ll be interesting to see how audiobooks fit into the pie when we start releasing those (which are currently in production).
As best we can figure, we’ve sold books in 12 different countries. Some of those countries—such as New Zealand and Christmas Island—are sold via Amazon’s Australia store; we only know that we have readers there because they reached out to us. In fact, one of our Alpha Team members is from New Zealand!
It’s pretty wild to know that our stories are being read literally on the opposite side of the planet from our home state of North Dakota.
All of this has happened because of YOU, our loyal readership. Our readers continue to inspire us to keep pushing forward.
Ten thousand times over: THANK YOU for reading and reviewing our stories!