Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Counting Non-Existent Sales

Sometimes, the weekly topic is one on which I have no authority to comment. This would be one of those times.

If I had sales to track, would I track them? You betcha. Would I track them with something of an obsession? Most likely. Would a lack of data drive me batshit? Absolutely.

Here's how I imagine counting sales:

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Of far more important news, Jeffe's third book in the Covenant of Thorns eBook series released yesterday!

Rogue's Paradise
Book Three of Covenant of Thorns
Pregnant, possessed, and in love with a man I don't dare to trust—those are the consequences of the risks I took to save my life. But Faerie, the land of blood and magic, is filled with bitter ironies, and the bargains I made now threaten me and my unborn child.

The darkly sensual fae noble Rogue still tempts me to danger and desire. As we await the birth of our child, I've been forced to question whether our offspring is part of a bargain Rogue once made to save himself. He can't tell me the truth due to a spell the vicious Queen Titania has him under. Would he betray our family against his will? Could I ever forgive him if he does?

Rogue insists on an eternal commitment from me, even as Titania's forces close in on us. I don't know if Rogue and I can withstand her onslaught, or that of the beast within me. But I will not stop looking for answers—even if it brings the walls of Faerie crashing down.

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  1. Thank you, darling! Though the data continues to be fuzzy, it has gotten better over time. The one reliable metric continues to be dollars - i.e., what I actually get paid - while the number of copies continues to be an elusive beast, depending on the publisher. Sometimes it's a well-tagged and identified animal, other times more reminiscent of Bigfoot sightings.

    1. I wonder if reporting is another one of those "wins" in the self-pubbed column. Theoretically, author-publisher know how many units are moved via KDP, Createspace, Smashwords, etc., yes? Maybe?

      Bound to find out soon, I reckon...

    2. Not necessarily! It *really* depends on the site. I spend hours sometimes trying to correlate my payments with the sales reports from several sites. *annoying*