Unexpected bestseller

posted on 1st of august, 2011

Every time I upload a picture I have some expectations related to it. Some of them are considered by me as potential bestsellers (never worked out ;). Others I see as photos addressed to very narrow niche of buyers and I do not expect them to fly high to the 3rd or 4th level in a couple of months.

I uploaded the photo below – a monument of polish astronomer Nicolas Copernicus – not expecting too much from it.

Imagine my surprise when it became my bestseller. OK, it's not so difficult in a portfolio where in order to be bestseller a photo has to be sold 3 times, but still… What surprised me even more was that all 3 sales occurred within 8 days and 2 of them even on the same day…

Do you also have such unexpected bestsellers?

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Comments (9)

Posted by Calyx22 on August 02, 2011
It's always a surprise when one of your more niche oriented images does well. I have one of the University of Paris that has done well for being a niche image. And to boot, it was initially rejected as being TOO niche! I appealed with an explanation and it was approved. Today it's a level 2. Yours is on its' way. Congratulations to you and best wishes for more!
Posted by Thanatonautii on August 02, 2011
That`s great! The picture is nice and I think we all happen to have that kind of surprises :)
Good luck!
Posted by Lyngbyvej on August 02, 2011
Thank you all for your comments!

Rosedarc, you may be right, especially that there were 2 sales on one day...
Posted by Mariaam on August 02, 2011
Congratulations for your bestseller! It is a great and very useful photo!
Posted by Rosedarc on August 01, 2011
It's a nice photo and there aren't too many photos of the same subject.

It could also be that the same buyer needed more licences of the same photo if he/she needs to use them on different media. This happens to me quite regularly and often explains the consecutive sales of the same image.
Posted by Dark3y3s on August 01, 2011
It happened to me and noticed to others as well that quite often, one of the unexpected turns into a best-seller, at least for a while. :)

Anyway, congrats! It's a nice image. :)
Posted by Karenfoleyphotography on August 01, 2011
You asked if we had best sellers which surprised us. Mine was quite surprising to me

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Sold well on other sites before I become exclusive here as well.
Posted by Meryll on August 01, 2011
Copernicus was a famous astronom, they teach about him in schools across the world and if there is a few pictures of him on sale... well you have a besteller now. You got it.
Posted by Hypnocreative on August 01, 2011
Why is it a big surprise? :) I mean I looked at your portfolio and most of your pieces are about Copernicus. I'm sure the bestseller will change by time and there will be more surprises. It always happens. :) Many sales and love from Istanbul!

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