It’s mid-month! That’s often an exciting time for us Amazon authors – we find out exactly how much money we made last month!
February was my best publishing month, BY FAR. That is, until March rolled around – we’re only mid-month and I’ve already passed Feb’s figures 🙂
Without further ado…
Official February sales figures:
KU Pages: 122,686
(Equivelent of 386 total sales)
Amazon.com: $682.96 USD
Amazon.ca: $1.38 CAD
Amazon.com.au: $19.85 AUD
As you can see, it was Kindle Unlimited that made this month the best month so far. I’ve had months early on with as many sales (although from memory, they were at 0.99 or 2.99…. most of this months were at 3.99, so more revenue), but this was by far my best KU month.
The dreaded 30-day cliff never materialised (touch wood), but sales and rank actually became stronger.
Rank has been holding pretty steady. No idea how long this will last, but I’m stoked while it does!
Most of my income came from the new book, but a bit came from some of my older books. The new book had 357 sales/full reads, my oldest book had 19, and it’s sequel had 10. My other pen name had a grand total of zero. It’s been very quiet there for a few months. I’m contemplating whether to retire it, or try one more release and see how that goes.
I did not get much writing done in Feb, mainly because I was teaching a lot. Feb is usually rather quiet on the CRT front, but I actually worked quite a bit which was good for the old bank account, but not so good for my creativity.
I’m still finding it difficult to do anything worthwhile in the evenings. I’m just so tired and mentally drained once I get home.
School holidays are fast approaching so I will have a chance then to recharge my creative batteries and put pen to paper. In the meantime, I’ll keep on keeping on.