Now that I can look up my own sales figures on Bookscan, it seems unlikely that I’ll ever do anything else with my time. I am TOO CURIOUS. I just learned that sixty copies of MOSTLY GOOD GIRLS have been purchased. Sixty! This seems like a lot, until I remember that I have 500 facebook friends, so, until more than 500 copies have sold, all this means is that people who I know are going out and purchasing my book, which is not as exciting as ACTUAL STRANGERS.
Furthermore, Bookscan reports only a small percentage of actual sales. We all know this. It’s not real numbers. Will this prevent me from looking at it every day?
No. Of course not.