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Month: December 2016

End of the Year Report

I like to share my End of the Year Report for a few reasons. First, I believe in truth-in-lending. You guys are my stakeholders, and every book you buy, in my opinion, goes toward investing in the business. In the second place, I like sharing my dirty laundry because it’s not unique. I’m doing about as well as most everyone out there (minus the outliers and the 1%ers) and there’s no shame in building your empire brick by brick. This business is difficult to survive in–even if you do everything right.

The figures you’ll see below are the actuals from my ledger. I use a Microsoft SharePoint site (yes, I can build you one too if you’d like to hire me) to track every expense, sale, and free book download. Using a metadata, I can slice and dice my data into logical groups and summaries super easily. I can also see, per book and per series, how much I’ve spent, how much of that I’ve made back, and how many sales across the board I’ve made.

Basically: it’s a data-lover’s wet dream.

ANYWAY, this isn’t an exhaustive look at all my data, as some of the smaller expenses like bank fee credit card fees add up to less than $100. As well, some of the numbers may not add up to the big numbers, because I’ve left out some of these smaller categories. Numbers with asterisk may not be complete for the entire 2016, as I’m still expecting expenses for the end of the year.

Without further ado… here’s the Sush End Of Year Summary:

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Indie-Mas Day 12: My 2017 TBR

Indie-Mas is my annual recap of all the great independently-published books I read in the previous year. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado…

On the twelfth day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me:

A feisty woman who can raise the dead
My favorite kind of love triangle
A New Orleans-based Fantasy with a Snarky Fairy
An Elemental Epic Fantasy
A Steampunk Dystopian
A Male-POV of my favorite trilogy
A Twin with Problems
An epic fantasy that left me breathless
Liz Lemon, Vampire Slayer
A Worldwide Urban Fantasy
A Ghost-Hunting Story that Surprised Me

And…

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Indie-Mas Day 11: Spirit Legacy

Indie-Mas is my annual recap of all the great independently-published books I read in the previous year. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado…

On the eleventh day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me:

A feisty woman who can raise the dead
My favorite kind of love triangle
A New Orleans-based Fantasy with a Snarky Fairy
An Elemental Epic Fantasy
A Steampunk Dystopian
A Male-POV of my favorite trilogy
A Twin with Problems
An epic fantasy that left me breathless
Liz Lemon, Vampire Slayer
A Worldwide Urban Fantasy

And…

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Indie-Mas Day 10: Reliquary

Indie-Mas is my annual recap of all the great independently-published books I read in the previous year. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado…

On the tenth day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me:

A feisty woman who can raise the dead
My favorite kind of love triangle
A New Orleans-based Fantasy with a Snarky Fairy
An Elemental Epic Fantasy
A Steampunk Dystopian
A Male-POV of my favorite trilogy
A Twin with Problems
An epic fantasy that left me breathless
Liz Lemon, Vampire Slayer

And…

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Indie-Mas Day 9: Games We Play

Indie-Mas is my annual recap of all the great independently-published books I read in the previous year. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado…

On the ninth day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me:

A feisty woman who can raise the dead
My favorite kind of love triangle
A New Orleans-based Fantasy with a Snarky Fairy
An Elemental Epic Fantasy
A Steampunk Dystopian
A Male-POV of my favorite trilogy
A Twin with Problems
An epic fantasy that left me breathless

And…

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Indie-Mas Day 8: The Midnight Sea

Indie-Mas is my annual recap of all the great independently-published books I read in the previous year. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado…

On the eighth day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me:

A feisty woman who can raise the dead
My favorite kind of love triangle
A New Orleans-based Fantasy with a Snarky Fairy
An Elemental Epic Fantasy
A Steampunk Dystopian
A Male-POV of my favorite trilogy
A Twin With Problems

And…

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Indie-Mas Day 7: Gemini Trilogy

Indie-Mas is my annual recap of all the great independently-published books I read in the previous year. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado…

On the seventh day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me:

A feisty woman who can raise the dead
My favorite kind of love triangle
A New Orleans-based Fantasy with a Snarky Fairy
An Elemental Epic Fantasy
A Steampunk Dystopian
A Male-POV of my favorite trilogy

And…

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Indie-Mas Day 6: Warrior

Indie-Mas is my annual recap of all the great independently-published books I read in the previous year. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado…

On the sixth day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me:

A feisty woman who can raise the dead
My favorite kind of love triangle
A New Orleans-based Fantasy with a Snarky Fairy
An Elemental Epic Fantasy
A Steampunk Dystopian

And…

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Indie-Mas Day 5: Cogsmith’s Daughter

Indie-Mas is my annual recap of all the great independently-published books I read in the previous year. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado…

On the fifth day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me:

A feisty woman who can raise the dead
My favorite kind of love triangle
A New Orleans-based Fantasy with a Snarky Fairy
An Elemental Epic Fantasy

And…

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Indie-Mas Day 4: Elemental Trilogy

Indie-Mas is my annual recap of all the great independently-published books I read in the previous year. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado…

On the third day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me:

A feisty woman who can raise the dead
My favorite kind of love triangle
A New Orleans-based Fantasy with a Snarky Fairy

And…

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