Apparently, I am the 1%

The Internet is abuzz about Amazon’s recent letter to its shareholders. I won’t offer any opinion about Amazon vs. Big Publishing and Apple, because I am a computer technician and a fantasy writer, not a lawyer or a publishing expert.

But this line from Amazon’s filing caught my attention:

Kindle Direct Publishing has quickly taken on astonishing scale – more than a thousand KDP authors now each sell more than a thousand copies a month, some have already reached hundreds of thousands of sales, and two have already joined the Kindle Million Club.

Only a thousand writers sell more than a thousand copies per month on the Kindle Store? Wow. I am astonished that I am one of them.*

Thank you, everyone – obviously I could not sell more than a thousand copies a month if all of you were not buying them.


*Though I wonder if that’s a thousand copies of an individual title per month, rather than all titles combined. If that’s the case, I haven’t done that yet. But I have high hopes. πŸ™‚

2 thoughts on “Apparently, I am the 1%

  • April 14, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Congrats Jon, and fingers crossed that you do make it there some day! πŸ˜€

    It’s Amazon where you sell most of your books right?

    • April 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm


      About sixty percent of my books sell through Amazon – the rest is through B&N, iTunes, and Sony.

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