January 15, 2012
There was an interview with me in yesterday’s Guardian where I ramble on about a few things.
I’m never that sure about releasing sales figures. I did write that Locked In sold its 100,000th copy on Christmas Eve – but that is only a part of the overall story because there are three books out. That’s also not to mention that the Christmas and new year week was a quite extraordinary one for ebook sales. I spent most of that week second only to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in terms of Kindle sales.
For me, the most-impressive thing is not necesarily how many copies Locked In has sold – it’s how many copies the sequels have shifted. I fully realise most people will have bought Locked In because it costs a pound and, even if they don’t like it, they haven’t lost much. But Vigilante and The Woman In Black cost more and people only return to buy those if they felt enough of a connection to Jessica.