This Week in Self-Publishing: Three Exciting Updates
Money, book tours, and libraries!
Money earned (total): $7,041.71
Money spent (total): $3,011.20
Money earned (this week): $29.37
Money spent (this week): $374.78
I have THREE PIECES OF EXCITING NEWS:
ONE. There’s money in the earnings column this week! These are the royalties from all of my paperback sales in April! I earned nearly $30 from people who bought the paperback in April, which is impressive considering that the paperback went on sale on April 20.
I AM SO GLAD THAT SEVERAL OF YOU WANTED TO BUY THE PAPERBACK RIGHT AWAY! Thank you! ❤ ❤ ❤
TWO. There’s money in the spending column too, but it’s exciting money: I’m going to be in NYC on June 15 and 16 (technically I arrive the evening of June 14) and I am working on setting up a reading for Thursday, June 15. If you have a suggestion for where I should read and/or a contact at that location, please let me know!
This spending represents half of the cost of my flight and hotel room, because I’m also going to be doing some non-book, business-related stuff while I’m in the city. So yes, “book touring” is expensive and I do not expect to sell $374.78 worth of books based on one reading in NYC.
But I’m still doing it because it will be fun and because I will get to meet some of you in person! ❤ ❤ ❤
THREE. The Biographies of Ordinary People is now available in at least one library.
I have proof, because the reader who requested her library stock the book told me that the library did, in fact, stock it. It isn’t available yet, because we still have eleven days until May 23, but my book already has a library hold.
I love it. (And thank you!)
Once the book is released I’ll be submitting it to various library services (like Self-E) in the hopes of getting it in more libraries. If you would like to request The Biographies of Ordinary People for your library, it should be relatively easy to make the request through the library’s website—and if you can’t figure out how to do it online, you can always ask a librarian. ❤ ❤ ❤
That is all the news for this week, but the launch is very very very very very very very close (ELEVEN DAYS!) which means it is almost time for me to order a BOOK BIRTHDAY CAKE for the Phinney Books launch on Tuesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. If you’re in the Seattle area, I hope to see you there!