Tuesday, September 20, 2011

3,000 Copies Sold!

In August, The Pict exceeded 3,000 copies sold. By far, Kindle sales have eclipsed both paperback and hard cover sales. It seems that a lot of people got Kindles for Christmas last year, because sometime in March the Kindle version bypassed print, and it hasn't looked back since.
I'm glad. Electronic publishing has done a great deal to bring readers and writers together, and opened the floodgates on what kind of books are available, and at what price. Writers are no longer constrained by mainstream publishers on plot lines or character development, and readers can choose for themselves what they prefer to read instead of being told by the publishers what's worth reading.
As I've said before, as the world of book publishing evolves into a more free and independent medium, the success of that development will depend largely on readers' willingness to publicly review what they read. Wherever you buy your e-books, please take a few minutes to post reviews so that others will have a better idea of the quality of what they're buying. I'd far rather have a handful of happy readers than thousands of disappointed ones.
Jerusalem Falls is finished, except for the editing. I can finally, realistically say that it will be published before the holidays. Once again, for all who have been waiting for it, thank you for your patience. I think you will not be disappointed, and that you will consider it worth the wait.


M. Louisa Locke said...

Dear Jack,

Yea! Great sales, and good position to be in for launching the new book. With the new Kindle announcement, I expect that the holidays will be very good to you!

Mary Lou

Jack Dixon said...

Hi, Mary Lou. Thanks! Yes, I was thinking that today when I read the news about the new Kindles. The timing is very good.