Cool Hand first week summary
A week is a long time in publishing.
But not as long as the time since I last gave you the sales numbers.
- Raw Deal 20,000 (between 5,000 and 7,000 free downloads)
- Sleight of Hand 21,000 (+1,250 German translations and 460 audio books)
- Hidden Trump 15,000 (+500 German translations)
- Wild Card 6,250
- Cool Hand 850
Each book’s first week of sales
- SoH 20
- HT 700
- WC 660
So Cool Hand is way out in front. Thank you all for your continuing support.
The USA leads the way with 49,000 total sales to UK’s 9,000 and Germany’s 6,000.
With the USA leading the sales, all the rankings below are based on the USA Amazon site.
SoH went all the way up to about 1500th most popular book over the last week, but is back down at around 8,000-9,000 now. The others moved in a similar fashion, but are lower in the rankings. Cool Hand was ranked at 1,300 overall this morning, and at 65 in the Paranormal & Urban fantasy list.
I have 15 reviews for Cool Hand already on Amazon and GoodReads, and many very positive comments in posts and by email. Thank you all! This writer runs on that kinda fuel.
I am still delighted to be selling well, and remain puzzled at the cause of the drop after Hidden Trump.
Bite Back 5, as yet unnamed, is under way. The core of the book is a bit more like SoH – there is a non-paranormal investigation which determines the overall structure. I may link in Manda and Scott from The Biting Cold, which would mean a short story to bridge from where they are now to being part of the Bite Back series arc.
I’m also looking at re-starting Bian’s Tale.
As per my comments on earlier posts, I’m unhappy with predicting release dates after getting it wrong, but I’ll get back to end-of-month updates on writing progress.
Thank you all again.