I decided not to publish any stories in the month of August. This doesn’t mean I have stopped writing.
I did this for a two reasons.
- August sales were getting off to a slow start
- I wanted a few books “in the chamber” for when I started publishing again in September.
By having a few books in the chamber I have the liberty to take a week off if necessary during the next couple of months. It just made sense to hoard a few stories for the month of August since this is generally one of the worse selling months for self publishing author’s, and these books are better served being released during busy months.
The funny thing is, sales have gone up since I made this decision. I haven’t released a single book, yet my sales are on track to beat July. Of course by saying this I probably just jinxed myself, but oh well. It’s still good to know I can leave the self publishing game alone at times and still bring in sales.