When we started Parvus back in January 2016, I set a few goals for our first releases. These were checkpoints to tell me that Parvus was on the right track and that we were learning what we needed to be successful in this publishing venture. I kept those goals within the company. They were in the hundreds of copies sold.
We got a few things right early on, but the biggest thing we got right was selecting Scott Warren’s Vick’s Vultures to be our debut title. When we made smart marketing choices, readers loved Vick’s Vultures and the book sold. When we made stupid marketing choices, readers loved Vick’s Vultures and the book sold. When we made absolute bone-head marketing choices that were the equivalent of lighting a pile of money on fire, dancing around it, and calling upon the spirit world to drive sales… readers loved Vick’s Vultures (and To Fall Among Vultures) and the books sold.
Scott’s first book exceeded my expectations in its first quarter and blew past my stretch goals in its first six months. To Fall Among Vultures has exceeded our wildest expectations inside of its first month of release.
I am proud today to announce that the Union Earth Privateers series has sold 10,000 copies. TEN THOUSAND copies. And there are no signs of stopping.
Congratulations, Scott Warren, and thank you for trusting us with your books. We can’t wait to see what adventures you and the Vultures take us on next.
Ten thousand copies.
Thanks, also, to all the readers who have discovered Scott’s amazing series and made this possible.
(PS – If you haven’t read The Union Earth Privateers yet and you want some of the best military science fiction around, head on over and start with either Vick’s Vultures http://amzn.to/2xZYWpT or To Fall Among Vultures http://amzn.to/2zkOztx. Both books stand on their own, though I recommend reading them in order)