Book Sale Statistics

A new quarter has just started, and they've sent me another margin statement of the sales of my book. And to my surprise, still some people bought it! That's really nice. This quarter, I can buy about a big mac menu from it (I get nearly nothing per sale, made the price as low as possible in order to make the book cheaper. It's still too expensive, IMO). I'm always thinking each year to stop selling it, but since there are still people buying it, I think I'll leave it there, for now.

six comments, already:

So it’s €15 for the printed and €12 for the ebook version and you can barely buy a Big Mac menu from multiple sales?
Remind me to never publish on Amazon then…
Lukas () (link) - 15 04 16 - 08:16

It’s not Amazon, it’s something called BoD (Books on Demand). They are pretty expensive. When I wrote that book, the Amazon option wasn’t available.
niko - 15 04 16 - 08:20

Didn’t know you wrote a book! It looks kind of cool. Now I have to learn german… :-)
TinderM - 15 04 16 - 08:21

I bought your book too a while ago. Why don’t you give it away fro free and ask for donations instead if you hardly make any money from selling it?
Kai (link) - 15 04 16 - 22:40

I’m not allowed to. But I just asked them to lower the price for the eBook, and it looks good. Will post an update next week.
niko - 16 04 16 - 11:14

it’s a pity that you published your book in the last day’s of where you needed a publisher.
but the positive thing is, you know how to write a book, if you ever want to do it again you will be able to by bigmacs for the whole family.

projects like https://leanpub.com/ and amazon/others self publishing will luckily change the landscape. they have already.
and the German book marked sucks, I do not understand why German with so many reader are so much more expensive than I get Swedish books here in Stockholm. More readers should be cheaper books, not more expensive.
a4z - 22 05 16 - 05:27


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