First, some numbers.
Week 1: 60
Week 2: 26
Week 3: 16
Week 4: 14
Week 5: 4
Week 6: 11
Week 7: 1
That’s why this is a Weekly Sale Report. One sale. It’s like someone turned off the faucet last Sunday after my one sale.
My first response was to analyze it and figure out what I did differently last week. One thing was I announced at the beginning of the week that the paperback was coming. Perhaps some people opted to wait — it’s hard to say because CreateSpace sales reporting takes 2-3 sales to update after a sale. Kindle sales are reported almost instantly. The second thing I did was to experiment with a $1.99 price for three days before giving up and going back to 99 cents on Thursday.
The week wasn’t all bad — the paperback did arrive on Friday and it’s beautiful. I love it. I also like that I was able to get the price down to $3.99. There’s a button on the blogroll if you want to order a copy from CreateSpace. It should be added to Amazon sometime this week.
I also got a wonderful review that was very, very kind.
So even if I can’t say the glass was half-full this week, it wasn’t completely empty — and that hopefully this coming week will go better.