For new readers- I am busting my butt to try to replace half my income with income from writing so I can move to a less demanding job and have more time for my kids.
For the month of March my sales totals were:
It goes without saying that I won’t be quitting my job in the next 2 weeks.
In March I released 2 new books. Both are 99 cent non fiction books under my name Bianca Clovis.
Of my 9 book sales, 7 were Bianca Clovis books.
I had several new reviews this month.
I had my first Smashwords Review of Becoming “Mom”: My Fight Against Infertility. I had an Amazon review of it too.
I got my first review of Singing the Last Song and one new review of Educating Autumn.
In March I also made agreements with a narrator on ACX to put out audio versions of 3 of my books.They will hopefully be released before May. The narrator I had contracted with to narrate Singing the Last Song just turned in her project and I need to go through and make a few corrections. Hopefully, we will have all that concluded in the next 2 weeks and it also may be for sale by May.
At that point, every book I currently have in ebook format will be an audio book. Currently, most of my royalties come from audio books so I am very pleased and hope that this will take me much closer to my goals.
I have two final drafts I am waiting to get back from my editor so I am confident I will be releasing 2 more ebooks next month.
Overall, it has been a productive month. But, I still have a long way to go.
I did want to mention that we might be need to make an emergency out of state move in the next 2 months. I won’t go into the details but if that happens I would really like to be making at least a quarter of the money I need to provide for my family because it may take a while for me to find a nice job where we would be living.
So, I am even more motivated to get my act together. Hopefully, next month will be even better then this one was.
And, I am thriving on Fiverr. I am makine between $50 and $100 per month there at the moment (and since it is writing related income I count it as what I need to cut back on work).
Welcome April! I am excited to see what you have to offer!