121 Copies!

Well, I have no idea how this ranks on the book-o-meter, but I received my first royalty check from my publisher, McFarland. According to their statement, they have sold 121 copies of The 11th Wisconsin in the Civil War. My first check was far more substantial than I ever thought I would get. As I have said before, like most history authors I wrote this book out of passion for that regiment and my desire to see their story told. Never thought I’d sell more than a few copies. I know, far cry from the history books (authors) that sell thousands of copies, but I was still very pleased and surprised.

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5 Responses to 121 Copies!

  1. Congratulations Chris! I really enjoyed the book and I thought you did a great job. The fact that the 11th participated in some lesser-known battles also made it interesting.

  2. Chris says:

    Thanks Brett! With a $45 price tag and being an obscure regiment, I never really considered that it would sell. Now, I did have a marketing campaign that included 120+ flyers mailed to virtually every significant library in Wisconsin, and that seems to have helped.

  3. Congrats indeed. The most important thing is, the effort now exists for future historians to access (while you get an occaisional check!) Myself, I’m hoping to break 100 copies soon (not counting the ones I’ve bought, of course…)

  4. Chris says:

    Jeff, thank you. Your book is well done and is also a great contribution to the historical record! Hey, make sue to join the Civil War Top 100, link is on this site!

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