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2010 Sales Round-Up

Thinking about publishing the self-done way? Here is a peek at how my first year of being a self-published author went, numbers wise:

 

… Amount Invested: $193.05 (including proof copies, books bought by me to resell, CreateSpace’s pro-plan)

… Amount Earned: $143.00 (this includes only books I sold myself, in person)

 

That leaves $50.05 invested that I didn’t get back. Keep in mind, I only had one book out in 2010. The more books you have out, the quicker you will earn back the money you put in.

 

However, I still have a small amount of unpaid royalties at this point:

 

… Amazon paperback sales: $16.85

… Amazon Kindle sales: $3.12


So, we can say that I have currently invested $30.08 more than I’ve earned. This isn’t as bad as I had expected going into the process. It is definitely not the way to get rich quick, but it is rewarding in other ways: my story is out there, people can read it, and they come to me to talk about what I’ve written. I’m not getting rich, but I’m very happy with my choice.

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January 30, 2011 - Posted by | The Angel, Writing

2 Comments »

  1. Hi Natasha,

    First of all; thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Your own is most interesting. You are very brave for self-publishing. I’ll keep following to see how you are getting on.
    Another author writing about angels 🙂

    Take care & warmest regards

    Kirie – persistentwriter

    Comment by persistent writer | February 9, 2011 | Reply

  2. Thank you very much. I’m glad you’re interested. =)

    Comment by nastasha | February 9, 2011 | Reply


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