About Me

Tollesbury, Essex, United Kingdom
I was born in the Summer of 1969 in Dagenham, just on the border of East London. School was largely unproductive but enjoyable, setting me up for something of a wayward but interesting life! On leaving school I had various jobs including putting up stalls at Romford Market, working in a record shop, putting up ceilings, gardening and road sweeping. After resigning from an insurance company to play in a band, I found myself unemployed for two years. Then finally I got back on my feet and I've been a psychiatric nurse since 1997. I wrote A Cleansing of Souls when I was 22 years old and followed it up with Tollesbury Time Forever almost twenty years later. I started writing The Bird That Nobody Sees in September 2011 and it was released in July 2012. In terms of writing, my heroes are Jack Kerouac and John Steinbeck. I would also include Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan and Tom Waits as literary influences. So that's me I guess - scruffy, happy and in love with literary fiction, music and life...

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Week 2 Sales figures!

Sales for week 2:

Amazon.co.uk  -  44 sales and 7 reviews
Amazon.com    -  6 sales and 1 reviews
Smashwords     -  5 sales

Total sales        - 55 (average per day - 7.86)

Total after two weeks:

Amazon.co.uk  -  99 sales and 10 reviews
Amazon.com    -  11 sales and 2 reviews
Smashwords     -   5 sales

Total sales        - 115  (average per day - 8.2)

Now, on Tuesday 17th January, I did that thing where you can make your book free for a day with the hope of generating interest, getting it in the hands of more people etc. Here are the results:

Downloaded in UK:           260
Downloaded in US:            230
Downloaded in Germany: 1

Total free downloads:         491

I was a little concerned as to what the effects of the promotion would be, but was pleasantly suprised!

The results from today, the day after the promotion were:

Copies sold: 13 (equal best for a single day)
Reviews: 3 (best for a single day)

So as we stand, Tollesbury Time Forever is currently (after its first two weeks on sale):

And to top it all, my first novel, A Cleansing of Souls, seems to be selling off the back of it! This more than makes up for the fact that I missed the deadline to have an interview submitted to the February edition of the Tollesbury Parish Magazine. As it turned out, they wouldn't have been able to print my article anyway due to a major feature on the village bus service...


Ian Ayris said...

Great stuff, Stu. Turned into a bit of a marketing guru, eh :) I'll be sticking the review up on Amazon today.

Stu Ayris said...

I wouldn't say that! Cheers for reading it!!!

Kath said...

He got by with a little help from his (new) friends :)

Lorraine Cannell said...

It seems to be going down a storm Stu. Well done. Hope your sales numbers continue to rise. Lorraine x

Stu Ayris said...

Thank you so much Lorraine. Yep, I truly can't believe how well it has been received. And I really can't wait to post the Week 3 figures on Wednesday!! Thank you so much for your continuing interest! xx

Linda Gruchy said...

That's really good going. (And honest going) Stu. Well done.

Stu Ayris said...

Thank you so much Linda!! Will be putting week 3 figures up at 10pm Wednesday!!