First, a look at how Family of the Tri-Rune has done in the first week:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,414 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #34 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Fantasy
- #38 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
- #81 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
Sadly the other three books aren’t doing very well. Prodigy of Rainbow Tower is especially bad in the 100,000 area, which is a shame because that’s my favorite one. One thing I’ve realized is that it isn’t so much amount of sales, but rate of sales. They kind of go hand-in-hand, but rate appears to be the more important part. A book that is slow for a while and gets a surge will leap up the rankings. The problem is that this creates a rather big fall because the bigger the surge, the harder it is to maintain. At least for us Indie Authors. Since book 5 shows up in late July/early August, I’m going to be working really hard to keep some momentum.
So, the goals of the week since nothing else really happened:
- Continue writing Sleeper of the Wildwood Fugue and hope to finish it by middle of following week. Unless I pull off a few 3 section days, it won’t happen by next Saturday.
- Parent/teacher meeting on Tuesday.
- Outline more of Elysium Saga, but this will probably be the ‘between books’ project to get me through my birthday and the beginning of Passover. No sense in starting the new book with those events looming.
- Redo the outline for Book 8 because it’s a little muddled. Though I’m better about the action figures.
- Sleep, eat, and shower to retain human appearance and heartbeat.
- Duck and cover because I have a few posts this week about the difference between author and reader perceptions. Just because you write it one way, doesn’t mean the reader will see it that way.