SPIKE sales

Damien Broderick (damien@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au)
Sat, 05 Dec 1998 12:30:28 +0000

At 11:09 AM 12/5/98 +1100, PW wrote in response to my comment on THE SPIKE that:

>>I doubt that it sold as many as 5000 copies.
>>Still, that's pro rata equal to what, 45,000 in the States?

>I think you are being a little modest. I thought it got quite a bit of air
>time when it was released

True enough. I was surprised by the radio time I managed to get.

I probably underestimated my conversion factor, above. If US pop is to Oz as say ~15:1, then I guess I sold equiv of 70-75,000 copies. I was taking into account some windage; we're said to buy more books than Yanks, and there might be a higher proportion of people who can (a) read and (b) read English.

Damien Broderick