Book Sales & Such
Posted Sun, 06/26/11
According to Amazon, people who bought copies of Mind Sweeper also purchased Ransom X by I.B. Holder, Hollowland by Amanda Hocking, Fire & Ice by Dana Stabenow, Bubba & the Dead Woman C.L. Bevill, and For Sale in Palm Springs by Albert Simon.
At Barnes & Noble, Celtic Remnants was purchased by folks who also got The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson, and with The Day of the Dead by Karen Chance and Careful What You Wish For by Linsey Lanier.
At Amazon, people who ordered Celtic Remnants also bought books by Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart and Phyllis A. Whitney. I find all three authors to be quite impressive writing company, so I'm flattered.
I check my own sales stats only twice a week, usually on Wednesday and Sunday. I don't want to look every single day, frankly, for fear of jinxing or letting myself down. I have been nicely surprised by the sales figures, and so far don't have one regret for putting out Mind Sweeper by myself, or any other books for that matter.
Oddly enough (or maybe not so odd), Celtic Remnants is selling more at the Amazon UK store than the US equivalent. The Short Tales Collection and the Food Fare Cookbook are also selling very well in both locations, much to my amazement. I just don't see myself as a children's author or cookbook editor, but there you have it. Bless my darling Foofer.
On an unrelated note, just a few days ago someone let me know that my article about Billy the Kid is being used as a reference on Wikipedia's Billy the Kid page (#109 under NOTES). Nice!
Tags: Celtic Remnants; Mind Sweeper; Writing