Just to share my weekly sales data with other folks thinking about or already selling DW material on DriveThru or other places. If any other publishers are willing to share data on their DW sales, that would be great and help build a better picture of what the market for these products is like. Dark Heart is tough as an example because loads of people got it for free due to the Kickstarter. Also, I’m not really pushing it that hard, aside from running it some and releasing extra materials.
Originally shared by J. Walton
Transparency! Here’s lifetime sales of Dark Heart through the end of March 2013. So far, I’ve had a grand total of exactly 150 sales at $5 each (my cut is $3.50), with a relatively steady average of 12.66 sales per week following the big spike of the initial release. That’s roughly $500 total profit at this point. Anecdotally, the book is getting very regular mentions on G+ and a fair amount of regular play as well, which is awesome. Still no sign of the thousands of people who’ve bought the DW PDF, though. I’ll be interested to see what print and PDF sales look like for Johnstone Metzger’s new book, just to have another point of comparison. I have a suspicion that print is beginning to be a real draw in a world of super-easy PDFs.