Now, I didn't have a terrible deletion incident, although I've had a few in the past. I did realise that the sales tracker data exists as a single file on my laptop. The same laptop I never got a case for, cart everywhere, cart through airports and leave in hotels. So I stuck it in my gmail account as a back up. I know nothing online is 100% secure but I don't store any names in it anyway.
A lot of my stuff used to get put on discs that now are completely unreadable. Bugger. If anyone has other back up tips please share them. Online, Google docs, flash drive?
Meanwhile I have been dropping lapsed data from the sales tracker and now both Wild Rose and Freya's Bower are below the reportable level. So, if you don't remember updating your data within the last year, now would be a good time :)
I have just updated the first month sales data, showing Samhain moving into second place after Ellora's Cave.
AVERAGE FIRST MONTH SALES
[updated June 20, 2008]
Ellora's Cave--728 copies (24 books)
Samhain--229 copies (18 books)
Loose Id--205 copies (43 books)
Amber Quill--203 copies (9 books)
Liquid Silver--138 copies (10 books)
Torquere--122 copies (10 books)
Cobblestone--71 copies (31 books)
Freya's Bower--[insufficient data]
Wild Rose--[insufficient data]