I received our first Niki Owl coloring book sales reports from the US & the UK. This covers Canada too, eh.
I AM AMAZED BY WHAT I SEE, and I have to share it with you for several reasons.
But first, a bit of back story…
After independently publishing my first book in 2012 through another company, I decided to integrate publishing and book design into my company (nvision media group) as its own boutique independent publishing house. This means that besides the web and SEO work we do, we also collaborate with other authors and companies to curate their publications – whether these are in-house training manuals, guides, special collaborations, private creations or books for the general public.
It also means publishing under our own brand, which is how the latest Niki Owl book was put out into the world.
Yes, I write books for the sheer joy and passion of it, BUT at the end of the day, writing books is also a business. This story is an example of the perfect marriage between creating with an integrated heart and mind, so let’s take a look…
Seeing my publishing revenue report for the coloring book this morning brought up the same joy I felt receiving my first book royalty check in the mail a few years ago. It’s the feeling of excitement that I get paid for doing what I LOVE (and you know writing is one of several things I love to do)!
Then I put my business hat on… and I looked at both sets of numbers to see the business growth. I tallied up the totals from the first month of sales for each book, and calculated the percentage growth.
725% increase in sales.
As a publisher, I generate a higher revenue than simply being an author with another publisher. So there is obviously also a difference here in the revenue, which is also worth noting from a business perspective.
In both cases, the difference is HUGE.
To be able to say you’ve seen a 725% increase in your sales is – well – are there even words for that? It is an astounding growth that not too many people even realize because they do not pay attention to this stuff.
I’m asking you to pay attention, and to look at what you’re creating in your life. Because your results come from YOU.
Now, I want you to know that the key to all this is acting from inspiration. I did not publish the coloring book on a whim with a, “Hey let’s just try this,” approach. My decision came from listening within, “Wow this feels so good, I HAVE to do it… because I KNOW this creation comes straight from my HEART.” Not that the first book didn’t come from the heart, mind you, but my heart has expanded so much since then and this is a perfect testament to that, so much it’s even trackable!
Integrated Mind & Heart Approach = Happy Marriage with Happy Results (tweet this)
I ASKED for this book to do better than the first book because I feel better about me. It is LAW for such results to happen. I honestly didn’t know the details, I simply trusted in my Big Ask and took each logical step as I felt inspired.
“Wouldn’t it be nice if this book generated more sales than the first one?”
In fact, I was in a coffee shop the other day talking to a fellow traveller, who’s excited about this book. His parting words were, “I hope it sells a million copies.” My coach hopes it sells billions.
Well, YES PLEASE, and thank you! More than this, my hope is that it reaches as many people as possible that are inspired to take their own inspired leaps of faith through it, because that is what ignites me most.
THIS is what the real power of letting our dreams happen through us is all about.
I followed the powerful heart beat that told me, “Make this, now.”
And look what’s happening!
I hope you’re following your own heart beats in the direction of your dreams.
Whilst my books are out there inspiring people from all walks of life and “ages” to play, create and believe in what IS possible for them, these books are continuously showing ME more of what IS possible for me. Simply because I got inspired one day to put out another book, on purpose with what I stand for. I’m loving it, and life is loving me back 725% more, and it keeps getting better and better…
How cool is that?
How cool is it that we get to wake up every day and experience the FULLNESS of putting one foot forward every time in the direction of what excites us, and experience tremendous results in a flash?
I get to put this right back into all my businesses and client work, and right here with you.
THANK YOU for reading my books, my blog posts and anything that I share with you. That’s essentially what any writer ever wants – to be read and shared with the world. Mostly because we feel deep inside that something we write will ignite some part of you, and what you do beyond that is in your hands. It’s exciting for us to see how US showing up to life inspires YOU to show up to life and make your own impact in this world – today, tomorrow, a thousand years from now.
I hope my results here inspire you to greater results in your own life and business, because what you desire truly IS possible, as long as you breathe life and joy into every step you take.
Thank you again,
PS: artistic credit to this fan art from the coloring book goes to Pam Q & Nicky Tanase.