Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A year in retrospect


Well it’s not been a bad year overall. I've had two novels published, Fangtooth and the second book in the Prosper Snow series, Killers. My short story collection, Voyeurs of Death was republished with the added bonus of extra stories and I also had a couple of short stories published, one in Holiday of the Dead and another in 13: Tales of Dark Fiction. On top of that I was promoted at work.

As far as sales are concerned they are not as impressive as some peoples, but they are probably better than others. For the year across the whole of my books I sold 1726 copies via Amazon, 326 copies via Smashwords and just over 500 sales from other retailers, such as Barnes and Kobo (this doesn’t include those sold by Dark Regions Press as I haven’t had a sales report from them yet) for a grand total of around 2552 sales for the year.

I’m now working on a new novella, which I hope to finish the first draft of in another week or so. Then I’ll start work on another novella that I had put aside for a while, which will keep me busy into the start of the New Year.

Now I want to say a big thank you to those who have read my work over the year. And an even bigger thank you if you reviewed it, regardless of whether the review was favourable or not. There have also been a number of people who have helped me promote my work this year, and they get an even bigger thank you.

Now I’m all thanked out, so I hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas and an even better New Year.

12 comments:

Lorraine said...

May 2012 be the best year ever for you Shaun, you deserve it :) x

Shaun said...

Thanks, Lorraine. Your support has been awesome :) I hope 2012 is a great year for you too.

Mel Comley said...

Excellent figures, Shaun. Let's hope 2012 is even better for you. ;-)

Shaun said...

Thanks, Mel. Same back at ya. :)

Michael said...

Congrats, that's a great first year as an indie.

Shaun said...

Thanks, Michael. I won't be snapping at your heels any time soon though.Lol

Renae Rude said...

Sounds like a great year!

Hi, I'm Renae. I'm new here. Found you on Twitter. It was handy that you posted this little summary - I feel like I'm up to speed. Good luck in 2012.

Shaun said...

Hi, Renae. Thanks for dropping by. Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year :)

Hunter Shea said...

Happy 2012! I hope you sell a million books this year. You deserve it!

Shaun said...

Cheers, Hunter. I can always dream :)

Wittygrittyinvisiblegirl said...

Just bought 'the Kult' & can't wait to get started! So many great reviews, & mystery & horror are my favs.

Shaun said...

Thank you for buying a copy. Really hope you enjoy it!