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Fifty Shades of Alice in Wonderland’s Impressive Sales

The professional novelist who writes under the pen name Melinda DuChamp self-published Fifty Shades of Alice in Wonderland on Amazon, making some serious money by chasing the erotica trend. In an interview at Joe Konrath‘s blog, she shared her sales statistics:

Alice has sold 3560 copies in the UK, and 2540 in the US (plus 1275 loans in the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library) priced at $2.99. Assuming the loans are $2 each, Alice has made close to $15,000 in the last 20 days. That’s more than many of my advances … Alice peaked at #194 in the US, and #56 in the UK. It is currently #643 and #208. At its peak, it was earning over $1,000 a day. Things have slowed down, but it is still outselling all of my other novels on Amazon.

This publishing success story prompted Konrath to add: “if you think you can write erotica, now seems to be the time to give it a shot.” Have you ever considered changing to a more lucrative genre? (Via Karen Woodward)

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