May 30, 2014

Celebrating 6 Months & 1000+ Copies Sold!

Six months ago today I clicked the "approve proof" button at Amazon's CreateSpace. Within 24 hours, 5 Acres & A Dream The Book was available on Amazon. This month I reached a huge self-publishing milestone, over 1000 copies sold! My book even made Amazon's Sustainable Living Books Best Seller List!

This calls for a celebration! For the next 48 hours, I'm offering a 45% discount off the list price ($12.95) at my CreateSpace eStore. Click the link and enter code JB4XPZG4 (expired) at check out. Offer expires Saturday at midnight. You can order as many copies as you'd like!

You can also:

I've heard from more than one person who bought a copy based on the strength of reader reviews. Your reviews are important! Please consider writing a review on Amazon or your own blog. I'll link up to you at my "What Readers Are Saying" and give you a facebook mention.

Many thanks to everyone who helped make this possible! You were the reason I wrote, and you are the reason the book is a success. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


Dawn said...

I did get round to listening to your radio interview the other day, i sat down with a cuppa and enjoyed it a lot, you came across really well, even when you were lost for words, it showed you were on live and a real every day person and it was not put on and read from a script, Big Congratulations on your achivements.

Unknown said...

My copy arrived today - yeah - weekend reading. Im looking forward to it. I was showing everyone in the office saying "look at this, its my friend Leigh's book". Congratulations on 1000!

Doug Pitcher said...

I just started listening to your Christian Farm and Homestead interview and I find it funny that all the books you listed as part of your inspiration to wanting to homestead we have read many times. Little house, Ralph Moody, Carla Emery, etc. I guess we'll have to add "The Book" to our list of inspirational literature. Thanks for sharing.

Frank and Fern said...

Congratulations, Leigh! This is a great milestone. Keep sharing with us. We can never learn too much. The best way to do it is from our own experience or the experience of others. We are blessed by your example.



badgerpendous said...

Wonderful! Congratulations on reaching 1000 copies sold! (I take it as proof that good things happen to nice people)

Can't wait for the next one!

~Bettie said...

Congratulations! What an achievement. I'll take a look at your eStore. I have been so wrapped up in planting my garden that I haven't kept up with reading many blogs & books lately. I'll check out your links though.

Farmer Barb said...

I finally sat down and ordered my copy today! Thank you for the discount! I will be picking up my kids on June 10th, so I can read up on my goat nutrition!


Leigh said...

Thank you everyone! I never dreamed I'd make it to 1000 at all, let alone in 6 months.

Dawn thank you so much. That brain blank was really embarrassing, especially since I knew what I wanted to say!

Lynda, I hope it meets your expectations. :) Your enthusiasm is encouraging!

Doug, that's pretty neat. Those particular books do have a certain appeal, don't they? :)

Fern, thank you! Sharing is what it's all about. :) I do agree that experience is the best teacher.

Badgerpendous, thanks! :)

Bettie, thank you! I hear you about the garden being priority one. So true.

Barb, thank you and you are very welcome for the discount! I see that several folks have already taken advantage of it, so I'm glad I offered it. :)

Mama Pea said...

Leigh, you deserve to be so proud! Writing a book (and all it entails) is a MONUMENTAL undertaking, but you did it! Congratulations on such great sales, and I'm sure they're only going to get better. I just know it!

Sandy Livesay said...


Congratulations 1,000 sold!!!!
You've worked very hard on your homestead, blog, and book. I'm so happy for you!

Mark said...
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Mark said...

Congrats, Leigh!! That's a wonderful milestone. I'm very happy for your success and thankful for the inspirations you've provided.

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Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Congratulations! You rock! I haven't listened to your interviews but want to take the time to do so soon! Enjoyed your book! Nancy

Kev Alviti said...

Well done for it going so well. I hope the work you put into it is paying off now.