I think April is normally like this because those who got a tax refund have already spent it, and those who owe taxes have to pay it. Other than that, I can't think of a reason people would just stop buying. I'm running about the same as Feb. and March,
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I kind of follow these forums and kind of don't ... but I note you are a steady contributor. I don't know how successful you are and whether you are so successful I should recognize your name, to put my comments into perspective.
I am old and have been writing forever and trying to get published off and on forever. Somebody told me about Amazon so I've uploaded 7 of my novels so far (written over many years). I don't [b]care[/b] about money ... although I'd like some fame.
I'm not selling much which I understand may be because I just have to get the word out ... or maybe I'm just no good or out of touch. So many "writers" in here think they are geniuses because they can string words together. I think I am good but I have no allusions of grandeur.
Like others I saw a surge in sales in the first three weeks of March, then it fell back to pre-March levels which are still pretty decent. I think this follows the academia maxim "Publish or perish", by which I mean that I see a bump when I put a new book out, then things drop back to normal numbers.
I'm fortunate that my genre, erotica, sells itself with little marketing effort needed. Plus, novella length books are the norm, so releasing a book a month is an easy goal to meet. My style and subject matter is not for everyone, but I see repeat sales so it all comes down to creating enjoyable material consistently.
I recommend not looking at sales. I rarely check them any more. I do check my rankings and reviews every few days or so, but that's it. When I checked a few days ago sales seemed okay. I won't check again for a while. Every time I'm tempted I decide to edit or write instead.
My sales dropped also. I think it may have to do with a lot of kindles were sold for Christmas, and those people rushed to fill them up with new books. Now they are over it being new, and sitting back reading the ones they have on their device.
I check my sales only once a day now. I never check the reviews anymore either as every I do that, I am sorry. So I will just let my books make what they do and move on to new ones.
Hi, I seem to have the same problem. The first month was great, and the months afterwards seem to be getting less and less. In the first month I put my book on a 5 day free basis, but when I tried to do it in the next month it wouldn't allow me to select the option. It was greyed out. This is a real irritation.
I am now looking into finding a printing company locally that will print my novel for me. The overseas company that did it before made the font size so small that you practically need a magnifier to read it.
Lets hope things improve from here on for all of us.
That's because you get 5 days total (to make the book free) out of 90--not out of 30. So if you want to run another promotion, you'll have to wait till the next 90-day period, if you decide to re-enroll.
You don't have to use all your days in a row, though. You can break them down into 1, 1, and 2 if you want to spread them out over the 3 months.