Oct 202011
 

It’s a new quarter! That means we look back on Q3, the big ‘un, the one with conventions in it, a release of a new Dresden Files novel, awards, all that jazz. How’d we do?

To get a little quarter-to-quarter perspective, I’ve added in a “LQ vs TQ” column showing the percentage change between last quarter and the more recent one. An uptick for most titles — but not a shock. We’ll probably see some significant dropoff in Q4, so tune back in in three months to see that.

Title Sales Last Q Sales This Q LQ vs TQ Prior Lifetime New Lifetime
Penny 49 49 No Change 1065 1114
Diaspora 206 180 -13% 945 1125
Do 631 497 -21% 631 1128
Do:BoL 0 51 New 0 51
DLYM 82 91 +11% 1579 1670
DRYH 188 196 +4% 3949 4145
DFRPG:OW 810 1013 +25% 9903 10916
DFRPG:YS 1099 1427 +30% 11686 13113
Wizard Dice 141 26 -82% 2076 2102
HBR 46 79 +72% 514 593
SOTC 298 345 +16% 6948 7293
SOTS 15 11 -27% 718 729
S7S 43 47 +9% 1671 1718

More detailed breakdown behind the cut.

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Jul 182011
 

Is it Q3 already? Let’s look back on Q2, then. Summary: it’s all about watching the long tail taper. A few early numbers in for Do, though, getting a very strong debut thanks to its Kickstarter. Booyah, Daniel!

As always, you can find our titles at the Evil Hat webstore and at other fine game vendors around the net and the planet.

Title Sales Last Q Sales This Q Prior Lifetime New Lifetime
Penny 97 49 1016 1065
Diaspora 260 206 739 945
Do 0 631 0 631
DLYM 144 82 1497 1579
DRYH 242 188 3761 3949
DFRPG:OW 1087 810 9093 9903
DFRPG:YS 1346 1099 10587 11686
Wizard Dice 656 141 1935 2076
HBR 62 46 468 514
SOTC 372 298 6650 6948
SOTS 32 15 703 718
S7S 104 43 1628 1671

Here’s the more detailed breakdown:

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Apr 192011
 

Buoyed by some sales leading to stronger performance in PDFs than usual (at least for some titles), Q1 actually did pretty well by the quantity tallies, which are what I share here. Reality is we did see a bit of a fall off in actual dollar revenue — sale prices are a part of that, but also the Evil Hat webstore’s seeing a modest decline in sales. But distro stayed pretty steady, which is pleasing. I’m hoping that remains true through into Summer and beyond, because presently the numbers are compelling me to do another printing (2500 copies, likely) of the first volume of Dresden.

Added a couple columns to the high level summary this time, so you can see what the quarterly sales were like for last quarter, as well as the updated lifetime tallies.

Title SalesLastQ SalesThisQ Prior Lifetime New Lifetime
Penny 58 97 919 1016
Diaspora 344 260 479 739
DLYM 100 144 1353 1497
DRYH 220 242 3519 3761
DFRPG:OW 1066 1087 8006 9093
DFRPG:YS 1382 1346 9241 10587
Wizard Dice 1279 656 1279 1935
HBR 127 62 406 468
SOTC 238 372 6278 6650
SOTS 29 32 671 703
S7S 80 104 1524 1628

And here’s how the sales looked, source by source:

Title Source Direct Retail/Distro PDF Special Total
Penny IPR 4 16 7 27
Diaspora IPR 10 36 3 49
DLYM IPR 3 18 1 22
DRYH IPR 6 17 6 29
DFRPG:OW IPR 6 24 2 32
DFRPG:YS IPR 7 30 2 39
Wizard Dice IPR 5 42 47
HBR IPR 2 3 2 7
SOTC IPR 8 27 5 40
SOTS IPR 1 1
S7S IPR 3 9 12
Penny EHP Store 5 15 20
Diaspora EHP Store 47 13 60
DLYM EHP Store 8 13 21
DRYH EHP Store 23 25 48
DFRPG:OW EHP Store 110 72 182
DFRPG:YS EHP Store 128 78 206
Wizard Dice EHP Store 156 156
HBR EHP Store 9 4 13
SOTC EHP Store 15 27 42
SOTS EHP Store 13 13
S7S EHP Store 11 11 22
Penny OBS 32 32
Diaspora OBS
DLYM OBS 60 60
DRYH OBS 78 78
DFRPG:OW OBS 119 119
DFRPG:YS OBS 133 133
Wizard Dice OBS
HBR OBS 20 20
SOTC OBS 149 149
SOTS OBS 18 18
S7S OBS 41 41
Penny Lulu
Diaspora Lulu
DLYM Lulu
DRYH Lulu 1 1
DFRPG:OW Lulu
DFRPG:YS Lulu
Wizard Dice Lulu
HBR Lulu
SOTC Lulu 1 6 7
SOTS Lulu
S7S Lulu
Penny e23
Diaspora e23 2 2
DLYM e23
DRYH e23
DFRPG:OW e23 1 1
DFRPG:YS e23 1 1
Wizard Dice e23
HBR e23
SOTC e23 1 1
SOTS e23
S7S e23
Penny Distribution 18 18
Diaspora Distribution 149 149
DLYM Distribution 41 41
DRYH Distribution 86 86
DFRPG:OW Distribution 753 753
DFRPG:YS Distribution 967 967
Wizard Dice Distribution 453 453
HBR Distribution 22 22
SOTC Distribution 133 133
SOTS Distribution
S7S Distribution 29 29

 

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Apr 192011
 

I goofed up my spreadsheet a little last quarter, it looks like, so the overall lifetime tallies were a bit off. Here’s the corrections:

Title Correct Incorrect Adjustment
Penny 919 908 11
Diaspora 479 422 57
DLYM 1353 1353 0
DRYH 3519 3557 -38
DFRPG:OW 8006 7995 11
DFRPG:YS 9241 9232 9
Wizard Dice 1279 1278 1
HBR 406 407 -1
SOTC 6278 6277 1
SOTS 671 694 -23
S7S 1524 1542 -18

Working on tallying up this quarter’s stuff now.

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Jan 212011
 

Different format this time, because I wanted to use a spreadsheet.

The high level “gut” view: sales were down (as expected) in the fourth quarter of last year, but not horridly so. In terms of sales volume, for example, Q4’s DFRPG sales were only a few hundred less than Q3’s for each title. That’s a palpable drop, sure, but not a “it’s drying up!” On top of that, we got a nice boost out of launching & selling our limited edition “Wizard” Fudge Dice, clearing over half of the units we produced in just a couple months through direct and distribution channels.

The quarter’s numbers from Q3 can be found on my previous post. While the percentage drop on the smaller volume titles was more brutal, comparatively speaking, the overall robustness of the DFRPG and the addition of the dice did nicely by us.

Here’s the high level sum-up. Lifetime sales-wise everything is looking pretty rosy. I’m particularly happy to see that Your Story is within striking distance of 10k copies sold (as always our lifetime totals reflect digital and print combined, but counting Print+PDF bundle sales as only a single sale, not one of each), and Our World falling just short of 8k. That’s a nice footprint for us and gives us a good shot at selling a few thousand copies of our in-development Paranet book, I think.

Title This Quarter Prior Lifetime
New Lifetime
Penny 47 861 908
Diaspora 287 135 422
DLYM 100 1253 1353
DRYH 258 3299 3557
DFRPG:OW 1055 6940 7995
DFRPG:YS 1373 7859 9232
Wizard Dice 1278 0 1278
HBR 128 279 407
SOTC 237 6040 6277
SOTS 52 642 694
S7S 98 1444 1542

And the source-by-source particulars (“special” just means “the spirit of the century hardcover from Lulu” for now):

Title Source Direct Distro PDF Special Total
Penny IPR 5 6 11
Diaspora IPR 18 36 3 57
DLYM IPR 2 7 2 11
DRYH IPR 5 10 4 19
DFRPG:OW IPR 12 7 3 22
DFRPG:YS IPR 18 8 2 28
Wizard Dice IPR 14 9 23
HBR IPR 6 17 4 27
SOTC IPR 9 14 1 24
SOTS IPR 4 4
S7S IPR 1 3 2 6
Penny EHP Store 11 7 18
Diaspora EHP Store 44 10 54
DLYM EHP Store 9 8 17
DRYH EHP Store 21 17 38
DFRPG:OW EHP Store 170 63 233
DFRPG:YS EHP Store 197 61 258
Wizard Dice EHP Store 496 496
HBR EHP Store 15 3 18
SOTC EHP Store 16 10 26
SOTS EHP Store 10 10
S7S EHP Store 6 4 10
Penny OBS 3 3
Diaspora OBS
DLYM OBS 29 29
DRYH OBS 58 58
DFRPG:OW OBS 76 76
DFRPG:YS OBS 90 90
Wizard Dice OBS
HBR OBS 18 18
SOTC OBS 61 61
SOTS OBS 14 14
S7S OBS 19 19
Penny Lulu
Diaspora Lulu
DLYM Lulu
DRYH Lulu 7 7
DFRPG:OW Lulu
DFRPG:YS Lulu
Wizard Dice Lulu
HBR Lulu
SOTC Lulu 8 8
SOTS Lulu
S7S Lulu
Penny e23
Diaspora e23 1 1
DLYM e23 2 2
DRYH e23 1 1
DFRPG:OW e23 2 2
DFRPG:YS e23 2 2
Wizard Dice e23
HBR e23
SOTC e23 1 1
SOTS e23 1 1
S7S e23
Penny Distribution 26 26
Diaspora Distribution 232 232
DLYM Distribution 41 41
DRYH Distribution 97 97
DFRPG:OW Distribution 733 733
DFRPG:YS Distribution 1,004 1,004
Wizard Dice Distribution 760 760
HBR Distribution 64 64
SOTC Distribution 118 118
SOTS Distribution
S7S Distribution 45 45
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