This time, I’ve got the sales data up fast. That’s because it’s a holiday weekend in Canada. Happy (belated) Canada Day! Monday is the statutory holiday, and I’m at home with the family, having worked on home renovations the last couple of days. Today is my day off from other work, so I figure I’ll update SEP.
The three words that best describe June’s sales are: slow, slow, slow
As I’ve said before and I’ll say again, that’s what happens when one stops pushing out product. This is all to be expected. Free product (in my admittedly minimal experience) does not give the bump that a regular release does. Not sure why this is.
I’m going to perform a small experiment for July. I’ve got some advertisements available on RPG Now and Drive-Thru RPG, so I’m going to see if these will give Kiss My Axe a bump. I’m only going to advertisement KMA, so hopefully we’ll see a result simply on that.
For those of you not in the know, One Book Shelf (RPG Now and Drive-Thru) offer publisher points, which are a loyalty program for the publishers who sell there. The more one sells, the more points one gets; which makes sense because OBS take a percentage of sales for its services, so the more one sells, the more money OBS makes.
These publisher points can be used for various marketing services on OBS sites. That’s what I’ll be using to advertise KMA on the OBS sites. It’ll be interesting to see what happens.
And, with no further ado, June’s rather mediocre sales.
Total Sales for June 2012
Albenistan: Election Day (Modern Dispatch 113), 1
Blood and Guts 2: In Her Majesty’s Service, 1
Canada’s Combined Security Reconnaissance Section, 2
Covert Forces Redux, 1
Sword’s Edge System
Crossing the Millers, 1
Kiss My Axe, 2
Kheufer Scrolls, 1
Suffer the Witch, 4
Sword’s Edge System, Free Rules, 17
Sword Noir, 2
Operation Nearscape, Free Product, 4
Total Sales To Date
Albenistan: Election Day (Modern Dispatch 113): 32
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: 99
Covert Forces: 100
Covert Forces Redux: 153
In Her Majesty’s Service: 132
Cyber-state Avatar Toolkit: 35
Line Zero: 34
Operation Nearscape, Free Product, 298
Sword’s Edge System
Crossing the Millers, 89
Kiss My Axe, 124
Suffer the Witch, 68
Sword’s Edge System, Free Rules 1060
Sword Noir 332
The Kheufer Scrolls, 133