I hadn’t thought about it, but it might not have seemed an unreasonable goal:
68 by 68.
That is, 68 sales of new/recent Cites & Insights Books by the time I turn 68 (coming very soon now). Let’s say, 68 starting either August 26 (when the new books were announced) or, heck, August 1. After all, enough people had committed money in advance to account for somewhere between 17 and 36 sold copies right off the bat…
Barring miracles, that goal seems highly unlikely.
How about $68 by 68–that is, enough sales to generate $68 in net revenue, starting August 26?
Well, I’m about a third of the way there.
The good news: I’ll definitely have enough net revenue to pay for my own dinner on my birthday. Since we’re going to Campo di Bocce, a restaurant I like quite a bit…that offers free dinner on your birthday. I think there’s even enough net revenue to cover the 20% tip on what the dinner would have cost. Maybe.
Oh, and Blake? Yes, I’ve updated to 3.6.1.