I’ve set myself a number of goals so I get a sense of achievement in this writerly game. Things like:
- Receive royalty from Amazon (achieved last month!)
- Break-even on the cost of producing my books
- Get my Amazon marketing campaigns into positive ACOS (ie earn more than I spend 🙂 )
- Win an award for one of my books
Well, one of my goals was to sell over 500 books…and sometime since releasing Golden City I finally achieved that goal! That’s across all 3 books, in all formats (paperback or e-book) and all sales platforms.
Unfortunately I am a long way off achieving any of my profitability goals. So that is my focus this year: make more money than I spend (easier said than done when I make less than a dollar per e-book sale…)
Published by Sharon Manssen
A fantasy fan since being read 'The Hobbit' by her father at the fireside at the age of six, she has been an avid bookworm her entire life. When the idea for her current trilogy popped into her head, there was never any doubt that it would be in the fantasy genre. Unfortunately, real life gets in the way, and writing has to fit around her full-time job at a global engineering consultancy and family life (husband and two young adult children). It took ten years to pen her first book, Medar, which was a finalist for the Tom Fitzgibbon Award in 2015 and was published in 2017. Her second book, Tyrelia was nominated in the Young Adult Fiction category in the 2019 Sir Julius Vogel Awards. Her third book, Golden City, is due out in 2021.
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