Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Amazon Remittance - I Am A Wealthy Man

Vesper @Dukes Hotel, St. James
Image by Ethan.K via Flickr
I'm dumbstruck. I don't know whether to do little jigs, run through the streets crying 'Eureka!' or just make myself a Vesper. Actually, let's face it, it's a no-brainer. Vesper it is.

You remember me mentioning that some of the 'big' moments in this self publishing thing have been the ones you'd least expect? No? Well, they have been. Getting the book from the printers wasn't a 'big' moment for me, sighting my first copy in a shop wasn't, either. But seeing the cover was and seeing Olives - a violent romance on the Kindle for the first time was. And this one is, too. A real wowzer moment.

I've just got my first remittance advice from Amazon. It's not much money, about twenty quid, but that's not the point. I just made money from my books for the first time. People actually went out and paid good money to own the book that over 100 agents turned their noses up at. What's more, people have been reading and enjoying the book. Some have let me know, personally or through reviews on Amazon and GoodReads. Nobody's asked for a refund either.

And now I'm looking at an email that says I made money from my writing.

I am inestimably happy and thought I'd share the joy. I'm off to make the down payment on a 50 metre luxury yacht now...

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Macthomson said...

At least a Vesper! Many of us can empathize and none will begrudge you!


Anonymous said...

How much does that work out to on an hourly basis?

(sorry, couldn't resist that)

Sara said...

Ha! Inestimable is a fine word is it not?

Mabrouk ya Uncle Alex!

Big Dave said...

Congratulations! Much more to come, I'm sure.

Devina Divecha said...

Congratulations! Woohoo.

I'll be starting to read the book (which I bought as a paperback) soon for the TwitBookClub meeting in February. My review will be up soon!

Grumpy Goat said...

Yay! A published author with an income stream.

Don't spend it all at once ;-)

Alexander said...

Thanks folks. Luke, I'm not even starting to think of it, but let's say that IBM could store a bit of data on it.

Mr. Goat - I shall, indeed, eke. :)

DaddyBird said...

Mabrook! Looking forward to reading many more from you!

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