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First Day Sales Explosion


#1

I plan to get 500 copies of my book printed.

However, what if this paperback becomes wildly popular? Suppose I get 5000 orders the first day of release? The book printer has a 6-week lag on printing orders. By that time I would be awash in cancelations, few members of the Now Generation could possibly wait that long.

What to do.

I don’t want to release the 99-cent Kindle version until after the paperback has been available for a couple of weeks.


#2

Hi there!

Maybe you should start a Pre-order round to test the waters and know for certain if 5000 orders would happen and take actions around the number of Pre-orders you get.

Aside from the fact that you would get funding from those first sales to fund the rest of the paperback copies.


#3

Hey, good idea, Juan. Thanks!

Turnaround for getting the books printed is six weeks…is that too long to keep the preorderers waiting?


#4

Well in today’s market I’ve seen games and other types of media being sold in pre-order for more than 6 weeks I even pre-ordered a game almost 5 months before it was even in closed beta. But I’m no expert in that area, so maybe hiring someone who can guide you a bit further before you make a decision would be the best.