Mark Coker at Smashwords reports that Smashwords authors have enjoyed a 76% increase in sales through Apple iBookstore after Christmas. See the original post here. This is aggregated from 125,000 Smashwords titles, so it’s too early to tell if that has had an impact on my books, but it sounds good. Apple has been my best selling outlet for a while now.
On a related note, sales are up for my books at Amazon’s Kindle Store too.
Obviously having a small sales increase (of the amount that I might hope for) won’t immediately make me wealthy or allow me to retire from teaching and focus on writing, but anything that makes you feel good about writing can be a great motivator. And getting my books out into the hands of readers makes me feel good.