This week I carried out a long overdue review of my sales figures and it turns out that, thanks to The Empire of Ashes, I’ve now sold over one million books in English worldwide. It all feels a bit surreal given that it doesn’t seem that long ago when I wrote this post about reaching the what I once thought to be the impossibly out of reach goal of surpassing ten thousand sales, but I guess six years is a long time in publishing.
As a thank you to all my readers for making this happen I’m running a mailing list giveaway for a rare signed US first edition hardcover of the book that started it all – Blood Song. The giveaway is open to all existing mailing list subscribers and anyone who joins the list before midnight GMT on July 31st. The winner will be chosen at random and notified on August 1st.
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For all the data freaks out there, here’s a percentage breakdown of those sales by format:
Ebook – 51%
Audiobook – 21%
Mass Market Paperback – 16%
Trade Paperback – 7%
Hardcover – 5%
July 19th, 2018 at 3:44 pm
What a fantastic milestone! Congratulations!
July 19th, 2018 at 5:51 pm
Congrats! I’m in the minority w/ my copies (HC and trade PB).
July 20th, 2018 at 12:42 pm
Thanks, Dawn. Any format is fine with me.
July 19th, 2018 at 6:08 pm
Congratulations!Outstanding achievement for a very deserving author!
July 20th, 2018 at 12:43 pm
Much appreciated, Justin.
July 19th, 2018 at 6:26 pm
Just purchased my copy of the latest – does that make it 1 million and 1? Cheers!
July 20th, 2018 at 12:44 pm
Yes, it is now exactly 1,000,001 copies sold. Thanks for making it happen.
July 19th, 2018 at 7:08 pm
Congratulations!!! I bought the e-book. Is the give away only for people who subscribe to your mailing list or is it for those that follow you on WordPress too?
July 20th, 2018 at 12:45 pm
Thanks for reading. The giveaway is for the mailing list only so you have to sign up to that to have a chance of winning.
July 20th, 2018 at 12:49 pm
Cheers Thank you
July 23rd, 2018 at 7:20 pm
What an achievement! And well deserved. I love what the e-book/audio book development has done for the industry, but I will always love the smell of a new book and the feeling of flipping through pages in a comfy chair. Here’s to your next million!