Stats To Humble Any Perspective Writer

A MESSAGE FROM KRISTIN NELSON

2013 Year End Stats!

Kristin Nelson

I’d like to cordially welcome you to the new year!

Out with the old and in with the new! But before we move on, I know readers love to get the tally of our end-of-year statistics. Please note that sales figures are approximations rather than exact calculations.

Enjoy!

40
books sold (up from 33 last year).

128
foreign rights deals done (way up from 83 last year—holy cow!).

7
new clients (down from 16 total last year: 3 for Kristin and 4 for Sara).

35,000+ or some big number…
estimated number of queries read and responded to.

67
full manuscripts requested and read (down from 81 last year).

972
number of sample pages requested and read (down from 1029 last year).

2
number of projects currently on submission.

3
tv and major motion picture deals for Kristin.

2.8+ million
copies in print/sold for my bestselling long-running series this year.

1.5+ million
copies in print/sold for my bestselling individual title.

1.6+ million
copies sold for my bestselling hybrid author.

3+ million
ebooks sold for my bestselling indie-publishing-only author.

300,000+
copies in print/sold for my bestselling debut series.

800,000+
copies in print/sold for Sara’s bestselling author.

13
conferences attended—6 for Kristin (which includes Digital Book World, BEA and Frankfurt Book Fair), 5 for Sara, 2 for Anita.

31 
New York Times bestsellers for Kristin (up from 20 just last year). I did 11 more in 2013 alone. Wowza!

32
New York Times bestsellers for NLA as an agency. (Sara had her very first with Jason Hough’s THE DARWIN ELEVATOR this summer. Woot!)

130
consecutive weeks on the NYT bestseller list for one of Kristin’s authors.

170
physical holiday cards sent.

468
electronic holiday cards sent.

Not telling it’s so embarrassing
number of eggnog chai consumed in the months of November and December.

Lots
of late nights reading on my living room chaise with Chutney.

All
great days loving my job!

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