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williemeikle
08-28-2013, 04:56 AM
My latest book, THE HOLE from Darkfuse (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E9BKYUM), has sold 1000 copies in the 3 weeks since launch.

Not huge in the scheme of things, but it's the fastest I've hit 1000 sales of any of my books so far, so I'm pretty darned happy.

Calla Lily
08-28-2013, 04:58 AM
Congratulations! That's terrific!

L. Y.
08-28-2013, 05:09 AM
Congratulations!

Siri Kirpal
08-28-2013, 06:29 AM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Fantastic!

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

Jaims22
08-28-2013, 09:08 PM
That is fabulous!

veronie
08-29-2013, 01:24 AM
That's fantastic. If it's not too intrusive, what percentage of the Kindle price does an author typically earn? And are your books strictly self-published ebooks? Cheers for your hard work and success. Folks like you inspire me and give me the warm fuzzies for what can come if you put the work in.

AGreyWorld
08-29-2013, 07:47 PM
Well I'm impressed! Must feel really good.

stormie
08-29-2013, 07:49 PM
That's great!

Ken
08-30-2013, 12:01 AM
... cool. Congrats :-)

Undercover
08-30-2013, 12:21 AM
Oh, Willie, I'm Soooooooooooooooooooo happy for you. I remember when you announced it when you got an offer from them. I'm in love with Darkfuse. I always got a lot of nice feedback from them. I have one pending right now, fingers crossed.

Congrats on your sales!!! It looks like an amazing book. Hope the sales continue to roll in....

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08-30-2013, 01:42 AM
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D.L. Shepherd
08-30-2013, 02:20 AM
Congrats! And may there be many more.... :D

escritora
08-30-2013, 02:41 AM
Terrific!

williemeikle
08-30-2013, 02:42 AM
That's fantastic. If it's not too intrusive, what percentage of the Kindle price does an author typically earn? And are your books strictly self-published ebooks? Cheers for your hard work and success. Folks like you inspire me and give me the warm fuzzies for what can come if you put the work in.

None of my novels or story collections are self-published. They're all with independent presses in the horror / dark fantasy genre, and currently most of them are appearing in hardcover, paperback and ebook, with a growing number also appearing in audiobook. I've self published a bunch of short stories and short flash collections, but they don't sell much.

My ebook royalty tends to be 50-60% of what the publisher gets from the sale. In a couple of cases it's 70%...

Bufty
08-30-2013, 02:52 PM
Just read the opening sample chapters, Willie.

That looks like a darned good read. Continued successful sales to you. :partyguy:

Helix
08-30-2013, 02:53 PM
That's excellent!

seun
09-01-2013, 02:45 PM
:Hug2:Coolest of cool things. Congrats.

jimmymc
09-01-2013, 03:54 PM
Had a look inside... glad it's taking off and it's great inspiration to get one of my novels finished.

PrincessFiona
09-04-2013, 02:46 AM
My latest book, THE HOLE from Darkfuse (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E9BKYUM), has sold 1000 copies in the 3 weeks since launch.

Not huge in the scheme of things, but it's the fastest I've hit 1000 sales of any of my books so far, so I'm pretty darned happy.

Actually, that IS huge! Congratulations!

Kris

Phaeal
09-09-2013, 06:27 PM
CGs and may the momentum continue!

Lady MacBeth
09-10-2013, 07:23 AM
That's awesome. Congratulations!

airce78
09-13-2013, 08:16 PM
WOW!!! Congrats!! :D

I do hope my work get good sell that fast too when the time comes! :D

gingerwoman
09-18-2013, 12:19 PM
Congratulations!

redfalcon
11-17-2013, 06:22 PM
I just saw The Hole on the reading list for the Bram Stoker award 2013.
http://www.horror.org/stoker/2013readinglist.php

williemeikle
11-17-2013, 09:21 PM
I just saw The Hole on the reading list for the Bram Stoker award 2013.
http://www.horror.org/stoker/2013readinglist.php

Yay me!

It'll never win though. I never win anything :-)

Thanks for the list though - I see my novella CLOCKWORK DOLLS is also there for Long Fiction...

Fruitbat
11-17-2013, 09:22 PM
Congrats, Willie! :partyguy:

yellowhammer
11-17-2013, 09:51 PM
Sounds impressive to me! Congratulations!

Judy Koot
11-17-2013, 09:53 PM
Great news! Congrats.

ARoyce
11-17-2013, 10:23 PM
That's all fantastic news!! Congratulations! And may the sales continue to fly!

Fallen
11-18-2013, 02:31 AM
Well done, Willie!!!!!!!!! For the sales and your two books being up for the awards!!!

SunshineonMe
11-18-2013, 09:24 AM
Wow! Congrats!

CrastersBabies
11-18-2013, 11:14 AM
1000 in three weeks seems like a huge number to me!

Congrats!

AnneGlynn
11-18-2013, 06:39 PM
That sounds like a hit to me! Are these typical sales numbers for DarkFuse or is it a hit for them, too?

williemeikle
11-18-2013, 10:42 PM
I'm at 3000 sales now after 4 months. It's a hit for Darkfuse too, but not too much higher numbers than some of their other writers get.

It's certainly a lot better for me than my first book with them.