I reached a milestone as a first-time novelist last week as sales of my first novel, “High Ground” topped 1,000 copies sold since its release eleven months ago. It currently sits at 1,047 copies sold through Amazon.com with 685 sold as a Kindle eBook, 251 via Kindle Unlimited subscription and 92 in the trade paperback edition. P.S. I’m happy to sign any paperback edition copy for you or for you to gift, if you wish. Just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work out the details.
Deepest thanks to each of you who bought the book over the last year and especially those who left an honest review on one or both of the two main review sites, amazon.com and/or goodreads.com. The book’s Amazon rating is 18 reviews averaging 4.6 out of 5 stars and for GoodReads, it is 26 reviews averaging 4.04 out of 5 stars.
Whether a reader just pops in a “star rating” or also adds some brief text, these are gold to a new writer and I am extremely grateful to you for doing so. As most people know, reviews are vital to any book, especially from a new author. It helps those unfamiliar with the work to get a sense for whether it might appeal to them.
Finally for this post, most of the book’s sales have been in America, but if has been very gratifying to see visitors to its website from all over the world. Most recently we’ve seen traffic from Thailand, Hong Kong, Canada and Ireland. Welcome to those visitors and to everyone who takes the time to pop in to read a blog post, check out “High Ground” or to monitor the future projects now looming ahead, such as the “High Ground” sequel “Artificial Horizon” now being drafted as part of the global NaNoWriMo initiative. I’m 10,000 words into the first draft, clicking along at about 2k a day.