I recently launched an e-book called 14 Habits of Highly Productive Developers which made $3,954.32 in 48 hours.
Here are all the numbers and behind the scenes...
Amazon was the best performing platform so far.
$2,945.33 was made in royalties.
The top three regions are:
The other platform I used is Gumroad, which made $1,008.99 in sales.
I decided to put the book over there for two reasons:
The launch tweet is what started everything.
Received 27,882 organic impressions and 1,583 organic engagements from there.
Yesterday I decided to experiment with something new and I paid Twitter to promote it for 3 days. Let's see how it goes.
I sent two emails to the pre-sales list.
One segment for 187 recipients in English, and another for 105 recipients in Portuguese.
The result was 58.8% open rate and 29.4% click rate.
I also launched on Product Hunt but unfortunately didn't get much traction over there.
Only got 17 upvotes and didn't reach the top rankings.
On the other hand, Hacker News went super well. It reached the first page and the #5 position there.
This is an image of the live Google Analytics traffic.
Speaking of traffic...
6,852 users accessed the site. 5,411 coming from social media.
The top three acquisition channels were:
Writing a book is not easy. Launching a book is even harder.
Those metrics are super nice to see, but what really matters is people.
If I can impact the life of just 1 person - not thousands, just 1 - it will all be worth it.