Monthly Sales for December 2011

Well, the year is at an end. December wasn’t too bad of a month for SEP thanks mainly to the release – late though it may have been – of Kiss My Axe: Thirteen Warriors and an Angel of Death. KMA itself didn’t perform anything near as well as Sword Noir in its first couple of weeks. This is likely in part due to being released the week before Christmas. While I actually expected less of KMA than Sword Noir, I have to admit to being a little disappointed in its performance. My interest in developing Centurion: Legionaries of Rome wanes, though I might look at putting the research to work in some other fashion. The effort to compile that research, though, is a sunk cost, and I shouldn’t let a sunk cost drive a decision.

Small note: the numbers for Sword Noir had been skewed by print copies sent out for review and those provided as comp copies. The new total is correct and reflects only those copies sold.

Total Sales for December
Albenistan
Raid On Ashkashem, 2

Arcane Kingdoms
Arcane Kingdoms, 1
Gifts of the Elder Gods, 10
For Simple Coin, 1

Covert Forces
Canada’s Combined Security Reconnaissance Section, 1
Covert Forces Redux, 2

Sword’s Edge System
Crossing the Millers, 6
Kiss My Axe, 34
Sword’s Edge System, Free Rules, 39
Sword Noir, 11
The Kheufer Scrolls, 8

Other
Operation Nearscape, Free Product, 10

All Time Total Sales
Albenistan
Albenistan: Election Day (Modern Dispatch 113): 30
Khorforjan Gambit: 98
Qalashar Device: 111
Raid On Ashkashem: 152

Arcane Kingdoms
Arcane Kingdoms: 30
Gifts of the Elder Gods: 28
For Simple Coin: 51

Charity Products
Relief Effort: 54

Covert Forces
Canada’s Combined Security Reconnaissance Section: 90
Covert Forces: 100
Covert Forces Redux: 147
In Her Majesty’s Service: 127

Modern Medieval
Gunpowder Plots: 73
Man-At-Arms Advanced Class: 36
Mercenary Advanced Class: 39
Spy Advanced Class: 34
Modern Medieval Compilation: 46
(for Japanese Disaster Relief)

Other
Cyber-state Avatar Toolkit: 35
Line Zero: 32
Operation Nearscape, Free Product, 264

Roles & Classes
Capable Hero: 84
Combat Hero: 83
Counter-Terrorism Assaulter: 95
Covert Hero: 92
Spec Ops Recce: 93
Special Operations Marksman: 93
Talent Trees Assembled: 68

Sword’s Edge System
Crossing the Millers, 50
Sword’s Edge System, Free Rules 788
Sword Noir 263
The Kheufer Scrolls, 93

Treasure Chest Unlocked
Gems: 66
Incense: 7

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2 Responses to Monthly Sales for December 2011

  1. Stytch says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I’ve packed my bags and will be headed off for what is sure to be yet another fun filled deployment–and I’ve packed Gifts of the Elder Gods (as well as all of the other works I’ve picked up over the last few months) along for the ride. While I haven’t spent enough time with it to do a proper review (I’m no good at those), I thought I’d let you know my first impressions:

    First impression of the print version of GotEG:
    Print Quality: Excellent value; ideal size/format for the content
    As you know I’ve also got the book in its digital forms, and have no complaints here either.

    The content itself:
    Just as described in the introduction, “The Adder” hits the mark as a true short story. A quick and pleasant read that held my interest from start to finish. While I have gravitated towards novels, it was nice to be able to pick this up, enjoy it, and put it down with the similar satisfaction as having finished a larger volume of work. I envision the other stories fitting in nicely between my soon to come “hurry up and wait” sessions, as I endure the deployment process (equip. issue, records updates, immunizations, etc.).

    I was going to withhold my price/value comments for now. Having only read the one story as of yet I’m not in the position to judge; however, considering the price works out to < 1.40 a story for the print/digital combo and <.40 ea. for the digital versions I think it's safe to say buyer's win. (double edge sword here isn't it? keep em cheap and its hard to justify the time/effort spent, but raise the price and risk a drop in sales….yet every one of us fantasy enthusiasts would go out and spend three times as much on a burger that we don't need without a second thought, and it won't entertain us for more than five minutes at most.)

    I'll leave it at that for now, and hope to provide some real feedback soon.

  2. Fraser says:

    Sorry for taking so long to reply to this, stytch, but I greatly appreciate your comments. If OpSec allows, where are you off to now?

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