I am very pleased with the way things have started and developed with the release of the book. I had no idea what to expect, so I didn't even know how to set realistic goals. But so far I am getting great reviews from everyone who has seen it, and the number of outlets carrying the title is steadily growing. There are stores carrying the book now that I don't even know about. My sales reports are anonymous, so I don't know who is buying them, but I can tell when it is a retail or a wholesale purchase. I do know that at this time the title is for sale at these locations:
- Amazon.com (US)
- Amazon in Asia, Canada, and Europe
- Powell's Technical Bookstore (online and on the shelf in Portland)
- Barnes and Noble (online)
- Outpost Enterprises, LTD
Sales on Amazon have been relatively steady. They are selling often enough that I am compelled to check my sales reports several times a day to see how it is doing. I am curious to see if the end of summer will bring an increase in sales.
Some of the most exciting news is that the book is being evaluated by an Engineering Professor in Texas who wants to include the building of one of my engines as one of the projects for one of his introductory Engineering courses. So far it is looking good and I am hopeful it will happen. I may soon be honored to reach the status of "college textbook" at a Texas university!
I am already starting to work on some outlines for the next book in the series. There will be two to three more on a similar theme.