The intrepid Jonathan Moeller, who has had bestselling books on more than one platform, talks about the numbers on his blog.
Some writers hate, hate, hate the business side of self-publishing. I don’t! Because if you understand the business side, it can give you the freedom and control to write what you like, which is why I’m finishing up the nineteenth Caina book for release next month.
Nineteen! How many other book series go that long? Some do, but not that many.
Anyway, I write and publish a lot, but in April 2017 I didn’t publish anything because I spent the entirety of my writing time for the month finishing up FROSTBORN: THE SHADOW PRISON. So I was really curious to see how the ebook sales would break down without anything new in the mix, because (usually) a new book sells better than anything else.
So, here is how my ebook sales broke down by platform in April 2017:
Amazon US: 39.3%
Amazon UK: 29.8%
Google Play: 17.7%
Amazon AU: 4%
Barnes & Noble: 3%
Amazon All Other Countries: 1.7%