This had been my best month so far, great sales, then for whatever reason the covers to my titles were removed and sales have fallen 75 percent. Is this censorship? I feel targeted, big brother and the far right apppears to have taken hold, its very odd or seems so. I beleived this my step forward and seeing a large increase in sales, then bang, the covers were removed and sales stopped.
I agree that I wouldn't focus on big brother or anything other than those who make policy for Amazon. Unfortunately, DTP isn't obligated to give us much of an explanation, although hopefully they will. They've been a bit more forthcoming about some things lately than they have in the past, but that's not necessarily saying all that much...
I really had my fingers crossed for August, as Amazon arbitrarily dropped the 50% discount they were giving and sent my main book up to $19.95. However, in what seems to be a slightly slow month, the book still sold its average monthly sales (8 months on Kindle), so I'm not too disappointed, as the hardcopy version only sold slightly over its average monthly sales (5 1/2 months by Amazon).
One oddity was my second book (that only went on Kindle the first couple of days of August). Much less expensive ($5) than the other and a totally different subject, broke the 10,000 level on Kindle. The reason this is so odd is that I published the book on Mobipocket and on Scribd nearly simultaneously with the Kindle edition and haven't sold a single one thru either venue.
Considering how many of that first 10,000 are free books, I was pretty pleased with that ranking.
I see a lot on this forum about Mobipocket listings showing up on Amazon when the Kindle edition is already there. This has NOT happened with my second book. What is the difference? Just DTP getting their act together?