In just one day, Crescent Bookstore alone sold more than 6,000 copies of [Stories About The Ming Dynasty].
According to the survey, including even the more remote stores, basically all the copies of [Stories About The Ming Dynasty] in store had been sold. The first round of 500,000 copies were sold out.
Currently Southern Weekly was working overtime, printing the next round of 2 million copies. However, according to their preliminary estimates, when this round of books were sold out, they would still need to print another round of 500,000 books, before the national market would be saturated.
And this was only the first book of a full set of seven books and they were already looking to break 3 million copies sold. [Stories About The Ming Dynasty] would definitely set a new record as the best-selling book in China in the past ten years!
Calling it China's Harry Potter was truly fitting!
It's just that China's 'JK Rowling' Jiang Cheng currently wasn't feeling so good, his wrists were swollen and his face felt cramped.
"Note to self to never do another book signing, such an inhumane job! I'm really starting to admire artists who do fan meets and sign CD's, each one is a hero! I only had like six thousand people, but look at me. I can't imagine their pain!" Jiang Cheng said, smiling bitterly to himself.
But who could he blame but himself? Others only signed their signatures and left it at that, but here he was adding an individual sentence for each person. How could he not be miserable after all that writing?
But looking at the sales statistics, Jiang Cheng regained his enthusiasm. [Stories About The Ming Dynasty] was priced at ¥29.99.
Printing costs plus shipping costs equaled to about ¥15-18 and accounting for tax, with just this book Southern Weekly was looking to earn more than ¥20 million so with his 20% cut Jiang Cheng was looking to get about 4 million yuan of that!
And there were still six books to go. After they were all published, Jiang Cheng conservatively estimated he would have earned nearly ¥30 million!
About $4.25 million!
Realising he could actually be becoming a legit multimillionaire so easily, Jiang Cheng didn't know what to say.
So stopping his mind from running wild, Jiang Cheng began to think about what to do next. The rest of the books for [Stories About The Ming Dynasty] had already been written, and the manuscripts had been handed over to Southern Weekly. The plan was to publish two books each year and have the series finished in three years.
Regarding the revision of Southern Weekly, things were already in motion, academic and current affairs reports had been greatly reduced, and several sections such as novel serials, entertainment news, fashion reports, sports news, etc had already been added, but they were still in the exploration stages.
He hoped that within half a year, these sections would grow and mature so they could completely get rid of current affairs and academic reporting. According to the latest sales data, the general public was generally accepting of the new changes and the sales volume in recent installments had rebounded back to 3,000 per installment.
Which had Xu Guoqing beaming and raving already about how Southern Weekly was back to life!
As for the literature website he had planned, a group of computer talents had already been hired specifically for it. They were currently buying servers. It was expected to officially launch online in early September.
As for the name of the website, Jiang Cheng decided to name it - Starting Point Literature.
The news websites they had planned were also in motion but they were taking the second pedal to Starting Point.
Thinking everything over carefully, Jiang Cheng suddenly found that he seemed to have nothing to do. But he still had more than a month left before he started school at Shanghai Drama Academy.
He found it shameful to waste time, he wasn't a lax person.
In fact thinking it over, Starting Point was to start running in September and he had already started advertising online and recruiting online writers, but so far they hadn't received any good novels.
Maybe he could write another novel....to support the launch of Starting Point?
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