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Got math...?! A quick look at V:IP book sales in 2015

Posted On Tuesday, December 8, 2015



I'm a bit of math geek, so when it came to crunching the numbers from this year, I was maybe a little TOO eager to see where everything broke down!  So...without further ado, here's how things went in 2015...by the numbers!

Total number of books produced: 2360 (WOW!!!!)
Total number of books moved: 2279
Which gives an inventory sales percentage of 97%

It's long since been my fear to be sitting on LOADS of product, which has always kept me ordering in rather conservative measures.  I'm glad that it seems to pay off, having moved a VAST majority of the books we ordered.


TOP 10 Books by Units Moved:
1.) The Samaritan #1 - 344/413 = 15%*
2.) Wonder Care #1 - 310/310 = 14%
3.) The Samaritan 2-4 - 302/304 = 13%
4.) Wonder Care #2 - 294-294 = 13%
5.) The Samaritan 5-7 - 285/287 = 13%
6.) The Trouble w/Love - 205/205 = 9%
7.) Origins Unknown - 186/189 = 8%
8.) Wonder Care #3 - 145/145 = 6%
9.) The Samaritan 1-3 - 98/98 = 4%
10.) The Samaritan 4-7 - 97/97 = 4%

The Samaritan #1 was definitely a super-star on the con circuit this year!  The variant cover exclusives were the most likely to sell-out and it SHOWS!  But Wonder Care #1 definitely held it's own...and with no special sales incentives to boost it!

Percentage of Total Sales by Title:
1.) The Samaritan -- 49%
2.) Wonder Care -- 33%
3.) The Trouble w/Love -- 9%
4.) Origins Unknown -- 8%
5.) Ol' Crazy & the 40oz of Death -- 1%

Collectively, The Samaritan was a force to be reckoned with!  Nearly 50% of our sales for the year were made by our inaugural title!  We're looking at ways to drop the gap a bit for more sales output The Trouble w/Love and Origins Unknown -- look for some early initiatives in 2016 to help with that!

Ordered vs Sold: 
1.) Wonder Care -- 100%
2.) The Trouble w/Love --100%
3.) Origins Unknown -- 98%
4.) The Samaritan -- 94%
5.) Ol' Crazy & the 40oz of Death -- 72%

What's fascinating about math is that even a project that hasn't sold as well, quantitively, can still be deemed a commercial success at the rate of percentage of product!  Here, Wonder Care takes the top spot, but both The Trouble w/Love and Origins Unknown show significance, even outshining The Samaritan!


Gross Profits:
1.) The Samaritan #1
2.) Wonder Care #1
3.) The Samaritan 2-4
4.) The Samaritan 5-7
5.) The Trouble w/Love
6.) Origins Unknown
7.) Wonder Care #2
8.) The Samaritan 1-3
9.) The Samaritan 4-7
10.) Wonder Care #3

Even with different price points, the value of how many units we moved doesn't have any effect on the top 3 books, but after that, quite a few titles shift in their positions!  

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