A new month has started; let's take a look at the metrics of the Entreprenerd website of last month.
OK, there's a downward trend, but I have to admit that I've neglected the website the last couple of weeks. I promoted the book on LinkedIn in the first week of August and on Twitter in the second week.
I planned on creating a blog post about my book sales halfway each month, but for this month's post I waited, and then I waited some more.
You can tell that many people are on vacation just by looking at the metrics of the Entreprenerd website.
About 50 visitors / day on weekends and about 100 visitors / day is not what I was used to in the glory days of iText, but it goes without saying that selling a book is different from distributing open source software.
I released my book Entreprenerd on May 15, 2021. That's exactly two months ago. Let's take a look at the sales figures for these two months. The book got off to a slow start, but so far 228 people bought a copy. That's more than 100 per month and more than 3 per day, even in the last couple of weeks. I would be extremely happy if I can continue selling a couple of copies a day on average going forward.
This chart shows how the sales are distributed over the different editions:
Last weekend, Joe McKendrick posted a review about my book Entreprenerd on forbes.com: Three Lessons Learned From A Technology Entrepreneur’s Journey: It Takes People, Patience, And Persistence. How did that happen?
The book Entreprenerd was released on May 15 and when I look at the registered sales, I see that only 98 copies were sold to date. I know that this is an underestimation because some people have told me that they bought the hardcover, and those sales aren't visible in the reports my sales channels made available to me. Nevertheless, I am somewhat disappointed. I thought the book would be more popular. Maybe I'm just too impatient.
My book is available in a paperback and a hardcover version, but I'm also offering it as an eBook, more specifically in ePub and Kindle format. A potential reader complained on Twitter, telling me that I should also offer the book in PDF-format. Many people consider me a PDF expert, so why would I not share the book as a PDF?
There are different reasons why I'd rather not respond to that request.