Getting Real book sales update and new free chapters 20 Jul 2006
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When we self-published published Getting Real on March 1, 2006 we released 4 free chapters for anyone to download. Today we’re releasing 4 more free chapters in PDF format:
We’ve been providing periodic sales number updates every 6 weeks or so. We want to show people that self-publishing is not only a viable alternative for authors with an audience, but it can also be profitable.
As of today, we’ve sold 8930 single copy versions and 925 10-copy license versions. That brings the total books sold to just about 18,200 copies. Revenue is just about $215,000. Since we designed the book, distribute the book via a PDF, and own the rights to the content, it’s nearly all profit.
This obviously isn’t an apples to apples comparison, but our first book, Defensive Design for the Web, published in 2004 with a traditional publisher, sold about 8000 copies so far. So far we’ve earned about $11,000 from the sales of that book.
Thanks to everyone who’s bought one of our books. We hope you’ve found it valuable. If you don’t have a copy of Getting Real, buy one today (you’ll have it on your computer in just a few minutes).