Okay, this could become addictive.
In the process of trying to put together publicity materials for my book, I logged into my Createspace.com account. There, I was waylayed by a single line of text - "October Earned Royalties".
Unlike September, this headline was followed by a number greater than zero - five to be exact. I stared at that number, grinning like a lunatic. Five copies of my book, FreeForm Peyote Beading, had sold online. And then, as I fiddled around, trying to see what additional sales information I could track down (they were all sold via Amazon - the first on October 1st), the number suddenly switched from five to six!
In truth, I thought I'd receive monthly sales reports. This is far more dangerous - being able to check on sales whenever I want. I almost wish I hadn't discovered that!
On a related topic, I have to admit I'm curious how the purchasers found my book. Were they friends or family who've heard about my project for the past ten months? Or was it purely through search? Inquiring minds would love to know....
p.s. Yes, I know that the title of this post is grammatically incorrect - blame that on AOL