It's all relative • 24 October 2007 • The SnowBlog
It's all relative
Sometimes I think I do a terrible job of running a publishing company. There's the poxy, arsing, retarded, idiotic returns which I haven't figured out a way to stop. There's my hobby of getting blood out of a stone - oh, I mean getting sales out of retailers. There's the unending pile of admin that I work flat-out to keep on top of - for a measly salary (and if you're scoffing, thinking 'yeah, right, bet mine's lower,' then you are wrong. It is not.) But then I read something like this, courtesy of one lovely crow, and I feel so much better.
...In the period, Amazon sold 2.5 million copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows worldwide, making it the largest new product release in Amazon history. Because of the deep discounts on the title, however, Amazon did not quite breakeven on sales of Deathly.