Author rankings and other stuff…
INDIE BOOK SALES
If you self-publish a book, how many copies should you expect to sell?
To me, this number is much higher than many of the popular numbers floating around. I will try to explain why I believe this.
The most popular estimate to throw around may be 100 books. Not per month. Not per year. Ever.
Other popular estimates are somewhere between 300 and 700.
I believe that any committed author should expect to sell much more than this in the long run, and I also believe that most committed authors either do or will.
BOOK SALE ESTIMATES
There are many ways to estimate the average number of books that an indie author sells by analyzing data that’s available.
You could study Amazon sales ranks, both Kindle and print. Sales rank interpretation, though, isn’t quite as easy as it seems. There are seasonal effects; as the number of…
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