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Best. Monday. Evar!

I'm finally done squeeing from yesterday and in hindsight it seems so small but...

In my last post I mentioned I published a short story on Amazon, B&N and Smashwords. It was part experiment, part first move to self-publishing, part "I wanna join the latest fad!". I had pretty modest goals for the first month: 20 sales across all platforms. It doesn't seem like much but many people who self-publish NOVELS don't get that in their first six months.

I managed it in 17 days. *bounces around*

As the Dude so "helpfully" mentioned, the royalties are only 1/10th the price I paid for the cover but OH WELL!! August is the hardest month for book sales yet I still hit my goal. :-D I also made my first sale in Amazon UK which was a hoot-and-a-half too.

Anyway. Bouncing aside, it was a good Monday. Dude is coming down on Thursday and I'm off Saturday so we're probably going to do something for the weekend. Several possibilities are being entertained although much revolves around a family night on Saturday with his family. Still, there's fun to be had anyway.

I also did a writerly pay-it-forward yesterday and gave someone else my spot in the editorial line-up. She totally deserved it and I can afford to give up the deposit; as much as I wish I'd had something to submit for critique and edits I seem stuck with short stories for the time being. It's weird: I've never before been able to do short stories but can now. Hopefully I'll learn something about longer works this way. :-)


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Aug. 23rd, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the sales!

Are you sure you won't give us a link?
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