Friday, December 10, 2010

Amazon Provides Sales Stats


Authors, now when you log on to Amazon Author Central they give you sales stats for your books. They even have a neat report that breaks sales down by geographical location. It looks like my aunt and uncle in Michigan have been buying lots of Alfie books lately. :)

The data is coming from Nielson Bookscan so it's not just Amazon sales. They claim it represents approximately 75% of all print book sales (both online and instores). Pretty neat stuff.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Christmas Reindeer puppets


Merry Christmas! Here's a super simple Christmas puppet craft. All you need are printouts of the reindeer puppet and some crayons to color them in. There is no glue and no cutting needed. To make your own reindeer puppets, download the reindeer puppet activity sheet and the folding instructions. Now all you need is some orange construction paper so you can make them some carrots.