Some Interesting Sales Numbers for Little Deaths & The Bell Witch


So, got my royalty statements from Books of the Dead today, and they were interesting…OK, flooring might be the better word.

I’m not gonna go into dollars and cents here, but let me brag just a little.  I mean, it is my blog.

Little Deaths, my critically acclaimed collection of short stories, came out in late April 2012.  More than 2 years ago.  Books of the Dead has sold–sold, not given away–in excess of 6,000 copies of the book in that time.  That’s pretty damn good.

The Bell Witch is a different story altogether.  It was published late last year, it’s been pretty well reviewed on Amazon, and features a great cover by the extraordinary Kealan Patrick Burke.

And in the first six months of this year alone, Books of the Dead sold nearly 10,000 copies of the book. Thats a ten with a comma and three additional zeros.  In just six months.  I’m not sure too many small press authors move those kinds of numbers in that short a time.

That floored me.  Staggered me.  Still does.

Anyway, thought I’d share.

Go buy Little Deaths and The Bell Witch.  And for the love of god, buy Kill/Off, too.  It’s a great book.

And don’t forget The End in All Beginnings.

Also, Books of the Dead is getting ready to publish my next novel, Infestation. It’s about rats.  And not in a good way.



About John F.D. Taff

John F.D. Taff is a writer, published author, raconteur and wrangler of angry stoats. He has more than 80 short stories and 7 novels published. He lives in the great, unspoiled vastness of the Midwest. He has a tremendous wife named Debbie, three pugs, Sadie, Tovah and Muriel, and three great kids--Harry, Sam and Molly. View all posts by John F.D. Taff

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