I’m not crying, you’re crying.
But seriously, I am the number three book in Amazon’s Dark Humor category and number ten in their Humorous Fantasy category! I just finished dancing around my condo and am now sitting back down (to my cats’ utter relief).
I mean, look how CLOSE my book is to Harry FREAKIN Potter!!! My plan over the course of what I hope will be a fruitful writing career is to park my butt in the upper echelons of the Humorous Fantasy List and never ever leave!
On the other side of the spectrum is the side effect of numerous sales: the reviews. 8/10 of them (from what I’ve seen on Goodreads and Amazon) are positive. But the ones that are negative were pretty painful to look at. I know that, to be in this industry, I need to grow a thicker skin, but it’s hard not to take such negative criticism personally.
That being said, I’m thrilled to announce that while my physical book sales are pitiful (41) I have sold 2000+ e-books. That’s since MARCH 26. So not even a full quarter. I attribute the bulk of the sales to a promotion I did with Bookbub on the 8th of May. To that end, I have created a continuous, daily ad with a budget of $2 per day (all I can afford right now) in the hopes of keeping up that momentum! Gotta spend money to make money.
Bye for now!