Friday, January 1, 2010

Starting the New Year Quietly

Things are fairly quiet, as you might expect for New Year's Day. I have had a few people send me messages through the White Knight Press web site asking how to order the book about the Leica D-Lux 4, so I guess I don't have that information displayed clearly enough on the site. I will need to work on that at some point. I have put up on the site an announcement that the book is available on the Kindle. The Amazon search engine now finds the D-Lux 4 book, Kindle edition, quite well; at first it didn't find it. The Kindle edition now has an Amazon sales rank, but pretty far down; the last I checked it was in the 27,000 range. But my understanding is that, once it has some sales rank, that means at least one Kindle copy has sold. That, of course, is good news, because it doesn't cost anything to produce more copies of the Kindle book.

I realized today that there is a way to check my account with Lightning Source through their web site. I did so earlier today, and found a report that the D-Lux 4 book had sold at least 215 copies since it first became available there in late December. That was pretty encouraging news, since that's a decent number of sales for just a couple of weeks. I'm not sure, though, if that figure includes the 16 books I ordered for myself or the 16 books I had shipped to in Oregon. But even without those 32 books, the sales total for December 2009 would not be too bad.

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