1. Paul
    09/16/2013 @ 6:52 AM

    I have seen your sales figures above and I’m trying to get a feel for the work you have put into this venture.

    I assume your sales net results are per month ? ie. You sold 1697 this month on the kindle at 318 on B&N.

    And your total income for the month was approx. $830 ? or is that for the year ?

    Just out of curiosity how many books do you have published for those sales figures? As it would be interesting to know your sales per book ratio as a monthly tally.

    Thanks for the blog its quite interesting.

  2. Elvis
    09/18/2013 @ 7:20 PM

    Hey, Paul!
    Yeah, every time I publish an “earnings” post is always showing my monthly income, as opposed to my yearly income.

    The average appears to be somewhere between $700 to $850 right now, although these sales are likely to decline (albeit slowly) unless I keep publishing new stories.

    Right now I have a total of 45 short stories published. Now, not all publications comprise of a standalone story (not every book is a unique tale.) For every 10th unique book I have, I also make 3 different compilations: One bundle consisting of 3 existing stories, another bundle consisting of 5, and then a bundle of 10. I have also published bigger bundles using the total amount of books.

    This is the beauty about publishing bundles; it allows you to increase your earnings while NOT having to write anything new. Just copy/paste a bunch of related stories into one long Microsoft Word document — and publish it as one single book.

    Hope this helps!