Saturday, June 15, 2013

Is Some Club Reading My Book?

Most days I sell between zero and a few ebooks total in the Barnes and Noble Nook store, a steady drip-drip-drip of sales. (I do better, thankfully, in the Kindle store, and even better for some reason in the Kindle UK store. Still, even there, sales have lagged in the last month or so.) But the other day, there was an abrupt spike in the Nook store: 19 sales for the day, almost all of which were The Chaos Chronicles, Books 1-3. The next day was less, but still better than usual. What's up with that? I wondered, marveling happily. (I should note that, for many writers, these numbers would be reason for scowling, not smiling. But I was smiling.)

I still wonder what was behind it, but my best guess is that some reading club has decided to try my Chaos books, and they all ordered from the Nook store and not the Kindle store or Book View Cafe (and I wouldn't know about the Apple/Sony/Kobo stores, because reporting is slow there). Is this true? Does somebody know? Or is it just one of those unexplainable synchronicity things?

Everyone* in my vast organization wants to know. And we hope that all the rest of you will follow suit, or encourage someone else to.

*My wife, and me.

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At 4:30 PM, Anonymous MaryA said...

Hmm -- could also be for a class on reading or writing, or reading-and-writing sf. (Or, to paraphrase Tom Lehrer: "Proselytize! Let Carver's work delight your eyes!" --etc.

At 8:03 PM, Blogger JF Owen said...

If I could get a daily sale of 19 books on B&N or Amazon, I'd be doing a happy dance of epic proportions. :)

At 12:59 PM, Blogger ChickJ said...

I read an email letter call eBook Bargain News. Your trilogy was featured. I decided to try it and really glad I did. You now have a new fan and I see lots of books of your I want to read now.

At 2:09 PM, Blogger Jeffrey A. Carver said...

JF -- :)

ChickJ -- Thanks, and I'm glad to have you as a new reader!

At 8:49 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Keep smiling.

At 2:33 PM, Blogger Jeffrey A. Carver said...



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