I have very exciting news.
As you know, The Sewing Machine was published on 17th April this year. As an author, I had a vague idea about how the book was selling, but a lot of that was based on hopes and dreams, cautiously tempered with a healthy dollop of common sense. Authors not knowing how things are going is pretty normal across the publishing world, as far as I know.
There have been positive noises from Unbound, and the occasional hint about numbers, but unlike a self-published author who can gain entry to the techno-gubbins in Amazon's cupboards, it's all a bit mysterious. Or at least it was until last week.
On Monday, (at 22:26 - someone was working very late) the six-monthly statements were sent out. I saw the email pop up as an alert on my phone and scrolled down to click on the PDF file, as you do... and I couldn't believe my eyes.
The next morning I got my calculator out, and did some arithmetic, and then sent a rather shaky email to Xander at Unbound. Could this actually be true? And the reply came back... Yes, it is.
So although these things are not much revealed, generally, I have permission from Unbound to let you know that we (yes, WE, because this is a team effort between all of you, and the team at Unbound, and myself) have sold more than 10,000 ebooks.
The paperbacks are counted separately and I can only talk about the ebooks... but WOW.
I know I say this a lot on Twitter and FB, but this is all down to you, and to the wonderful people who have
You are all amazing.
Natalie (who is still wandering about muttering 'ten THOUSAND books' in both disbelief and delight).
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