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Help Us Celebrate Our 200,000 Book Milestone!

Friday, March 3, 2017 3:44
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Honestly, I don’t even know how to start this post–I am utterly lacking in the word department, which is pretty ironic for a writer, isn’t it?

200,000. Books. Sold.

Back in 2012 when Becca and I dipped our toes into the self publishing waters we never imagined it would lead here, but it has…because of all of you. Again, I can’t think of the appropriate words! All the kind ways you have helped and supported us…Thank you seems so unworthy, but it’s all we can say, a thousand times!

When we started down this road with our crazy idea for an Emotion Thesaurus, I had told Becca I would be ecstatic if it sold 50,000 copies in its lifetime. We underestimated just how many other writers struggled with emotion. What a thrill to know this book, and our others, are helping writers all over the world!

It’s been a long time since we shared numbers. I know some find sales transparency helpful and hitting this milestone seemed like a good time to update ours.

So here’s where we’re at, as of Feb 2017:

The Emotion Thesaurus, English only, Pub date: May 2012 (Print, ebook, PDF): 120,101

Foreign rights: Japan, Korea, Romania, China, Taiwan

The Positive Trait Thesaurus, English Only, Pub Date: Oct 2013 (Print, ebook, PDF): 31,659

Foreign rights: Japan, Korea

The Negative Trait Thesaurus, English Only. Pub Date: Sept 2013 (Print, ebook, PDF): 34,874

Foreign rights: Japan, Korea

The Rural Setting Thesaurus, English Only. Pub Date: May 2016 (Print, ebook, PDF): 7,206

Foreign rights: Japan

The Urban Setting Thesaurus, English Only. Pub Date: Oct 2016 (Print, ebook, PDF): 6,734

Foreign rights: Japan

Excluded from overall count: Emotion Amplifiers, a free companion. Pub Date: Dec 2014 (ebooklet & PDF): 37,306

About these numbers:

  • No books were set to “free” except Emotion Amplifiers. (EA downloads are not part of the overall count)
  • No books have been enrolled in exclusive programs to date
  • We didn’t play with ebook pricing (instead choosing a reasonable price and sticking with it)
  • We tried a single “one-day” group book sale of the ET where the price was reduced to .99 as an experiment
  • We don’t have accurate counts for foreign book sales yet (but we may update this once royalty statements arrive)
  • Our books are at Amazon, Createspace, Kobo, B & N, Smashwords, and Apple, and available as a PDF using Gumroad

Rather than re-invent the marketing wheel…

We’ve talked about the marketing approach we’ve taken in greater length in other posts and interviews, so if you like, visit this tag to find other numbers & data posts, look through some of our past events we’ve run, and check out our marketing tag for extra help.

Also, we strongly encourage you visit our tool page for more marketing help, including social media handouts, marketing interview links, a VERY helpful swipe file from our last book launch.

GIVEAWAY (Open Worldwide)

20 Thesaurus eBooks (Winner’s Choice) 5 one-month subscriptions to our writing web app, One Stop for Writers

How could we celebrate such a terrific milestone without a little giveaway? So, if you’ve been looking to test drive one of our books, or have been itching to try One Stop For Writers, just enter using

THIS FORM

(If you’ve already got our books, pay-it-forward by gifting any winnings to a friend!)

BONUS ENTRY!

Want a crack at a print copy of one of our newest (and slightly shy) members of the Thesaurus clan, the Urban and Rural Setting Thesaurus books? Just sign up for our occasional, info-packed, no-spam newsletter:

5 648 subscribers

On Sunday, we’ll draw 2 winners from our subscriber list!Again, thank you for buying, recommending, and using our books. (And all the fun pictures posted to social media. THE BEST!)

We hope our books continue to supply ideas and help push your writing to the next level. Look for The Emotional Wound Thesaurus to make an appearance later this year.  🙂

Legal stuff is here, and prizes will be drawn Monday, March 6th, 6 PM EST.

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The Bookshelf Muse is a hub for writers, educators and anyone with a love for the written word. Featuring Thesaurus Collections that encourage stronger descriptive skills, this award-winning blog will help writers hone their craft and take their writing to the next level.



Source: http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/03/help-us-celebrate-our-200000-book-milestone/

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