Wednesday, 25 July 2012

I'm featured on The Bookseller today...

From the article:



Amazon UK has announced another self-published author has sold well though its retail site, making it into the top ten Amazon bestsellers chart for the last three months.
Nick Spalding is selling his novel Love…from Both Sides in September for £1.59 on Kindle and describes his book as “based on real-life tales of dating disaster and relationship blunders . . . [the book is] is a warts-and-all romantic comedy for everyone who knows how tricky (and occasionally ridiculous) the quest for love can be.”
Full thing here:

Sunday, 8 July 2012

250,000 sales at Amazon

Phew.

I've now sold 250,000 books in total on Amazon.

That's a quarter of a million books. A quarter of a million.


No matter how many times I say it, it still blows me away. Especially when 90% of those sales have been in the last four months since the start of April!

I never imagined I could reach such a huge number of readers over such a short space of time, so it's something I'm extremely proud to have accomplished.

Most of these sales have been  to my fellow Brits at Amazon UK, but I'm picking some sales up at Amazon USA as well know, proving that comedy can cross the Atlantic successfully if you're lucky enough.

This level of total sales puts me in a rare group of authors who have sold that many books (and more) at Amazon... and I'm decidedly proud to be one of them.

The next few weeks promise to be interesting, given that I'm receiving attention from agents and publishers now. Exciting times could be ahead  ...if I play my cards right and don't do anything to embarrass myself*.

As ever, thanks for your continued support. It really does mean a lot to this author. I'm constantly surprised and delighted by all the nice emails, tweets and Facebook messages I receive, all of which I try my level best to respond to (apologies if I haven't answered yours. Some do slip through the cracks unfortunately).

I'll keep you up to date with further Spalding related developments... including news about what I'm writing next.

Best wishes,

Nick.

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*Mind you, if I do end up cocking things up it'll make a nice anecdote for a future book I suppose.