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Sometimes the Sales Just Don't Come

December 5, 2016

So, I'm sorry to say that I actually haven't sold a single book in like probably close to a month now. My sales are always slower on Amazon than they are on Smashwords (I sell a fair number of books at Barnes and Nobel through Smashwords). The thing about Smashwords though, is that you don't get to see your sales right away the way you can on Amazon. Usually they update once a week, but not always. I usually find that my sales stay at the same level for a long time, then jump. Not so this month :( I haven't sold a single book on Smashwords. 

I'm saying this because I want new people to realize that sometimes, you can just go a long time without a sale. That's okay, it doesn't mean your a bad person. What it does mean is that you need to either start promoting the books you have, or better yet, write a new book though. 

Part of my no-sale problem is a lack of new books. I published my first books fairly close together but I've been on the road a lot, and  busy with other projects, and I haven't published a book since MARCH! Granted, it was the end of March, so it wasn't THAT long ago, but it was still long enough to cause a serious decrease in my sales. We people are forgetful creatures, so if we don't have an author right in front of us, quite frankly, we forget about them (I'm just as guilty of this as you are). So it's important as authors to keep writing, writing, writing. The more stuff you have, the more  you're gonna sell. It's that easy. 


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