And, yes, since you asked, this website is turning into the monthly sales update site.
A few interesting (for me) notes:
As of 31 May 2012, Sword Noir had sold 330 copies, 62 of those in print. The title has cleared $1244.64, meaning there’s less than $100 to go before it’s in the black. That will be an exciting day.
At the same point, Kiss My Axe had sold 122 copies, 24 of those in print. It has cleared $394.46, meaning it’s got about $700 to go.
Kiss My Axe is going to take a lot longer to reach profitability than Sword Noir since SEP was releasing semi-regularly for about 9 months after Sword Noir came out and the majority of its sales happened in that period. To put that in perspective, Kiss My Axe has been out for around 5 months, and in its first 5 months, Sword Noir cleared $741.24, not quite but almost double Kiss My Axe for the same period. This may be due to Sword Noir‘s novelty (not too many hardboiled sword & sorcery games out there), but I think a great part of it is also the regular releases.
Let this be a lesson to you: if you want your back log to move, keep releasing new products, at least once a month.
Now, let’s look at those May numbers.
Total Sales for May 2012
Gifts of the Elder Gods, 1
Blood and Guts 2: In Her Majesty’s Service, 1
Canada’s Combined Security Reconnaissance Section, 3
Sword’s Edge System
Crossing the Millers, 5
Kiss My Axe, 6
Kheufer Scrolls, 4
Suffer the Witch, 2
Sword’s Edge System, Free Rules, 50
Sword Noir, 6
Modern Dispatch 104: Line Zero, 1
Operation Nearscape, Free Product, 4
Total Sales to Date
Albenistan: Election Day (Modern Dispatch 113): 31
Khorforjan Gambit: 102
Qalashar Device: 115
Raid On Ashkashem: 156
Arcane Kingdoms: 37
Gifts of the Elder Gods: 34
For Simple Coin: 56
Relief Effort: 55
Canada’s Combined Security Reconnaissance Section: 97
Covert Forces: 100
Covert Forces Redux: 152
In Her Majesty’s Service: 133
Cyber-state Avatar Toolkit: 35
Line Zero: 34
Operation Nearscape, Free Product, 294
Sword’s Edge System
Crossing the Millers, 88
Kiss My Axe, 122
Suffer the Witch, 64
Sword’s Edge System, Free Rules 1043
Sword Noir 330
The Kheufer Scrolls, 132