I once heard that the average book sells only about 500 copies. With the ease and variety of publishing options, and the ever-increasing number of bany books being published every year, this number seemed credible.
And as an author with a new book coming out, it was quite sobering. So I set a goal to sell 500 copies in my first year.
Today I get to say, “Thank you!”
My publisher just told me that Ask Without Fear! has sold 590 copies in it’s first four months!
With no major PR budget or ad push, I know this has been selling by word of mouth. Thanks for helping get the word out!
From the comments of readers, I know that the material in this book is:
- helping “normal” people get excited about fundraising and, even better,
- giving them the tools do it.
I know many of you have purchased a copy. And many more have recommended it to your friends. So once again, thank you!
[If you haven’t had the chance, would you encourage Starbucks to use “Ask Without Fear!” in a celebration of National Philanthropy Day? Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or read my FundraisingCoach.com blog post. ]