Downloads and Sales of In Maps & Legends

Mike Jasper’s title In Maps & Legends has been a cross platform hit. It has been released over many different means, including WOWIO, Comixology & Graphic.Ly. Mike has had a few requests (mine included) for details of the sales and downloads over the different methods.

Number of downloads in 2010: Over 500 *
>Number of distributors used: 12

Distributors and their percentage of sales in 2010:

  1. B&N’s Nookbook Store: 58%
  2. Amazon’s Kindle Store: 19%
  3. DriveThruComics: 9%
  4. Graphic.ly: 6% *
  5. Comixology: 5+% *
  6. Amazon’s Kindle Store in the UK: 2%
  7. Wowio: 1%
  8. Robot Comics: 0% *
  9. LongBox: 0%
  10. MyDigitalComics: 0% *
  11. XinXii: 0%
  12. Myebook: 0%

First the number of Downloads: 500+ is, in my eyes, a respectable number considering this title has only been around for a few months.

12 Distributors was a plan used by Mike to maximise the sales and publicity – it also gives us some interesting figures.

The only surprise to me in the 0% sales was Robot Comics, who specialise in Android and DS sales – I would have thought there would have been more here. WOWIO’s figure sounds about right, when you compare it to the distributors above them.

The Amazon Kindle did very well (combined with that of the Barnes & Noble eReader it looks even better!) especially the UK sales which makes sense as the Kindle in UK is bigger than the Nook.

Comixology & Graphic.Ly are much the same – I would hazard a guess that Graphic.Ly did slightly better as they seem to promote independent titles a little more than Comixology.

It seems that DriveThruComics may have a slightly business model for selling e-comics than WOWIO judging by these figures.

As I said above, and Mike mentions – Barnes & Noble have really excelled in a way that no one expected. This may be something for eReaders to take note of.

Surprises

The Nook has been a pleasant surprise for us — hence, my ePub post so other comics creators can get in on the Nook goodness. Readers are hungry for content, so give ‘em your comics to buy and download and read!

We were also surprised by the number of downloads from DriveThruComics, which I’ve mentioned earlier.

Mike also mentions some lessons learned and also some details on the accuracy of the figures – check out the rest here


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