I want to separate this post from the bad news I got this morning and talk about how the launch for Dogs of War went. I got four sales, and quite a few RTs. It’s difficult to say exactly how many because of Twitter’s wonky interface, but I saw a lot while I was seated in front of the computer, and I did my best to thank everyone as soon as I saw them. But if I missed someone, I want to thank you here too.
I’m trying to remember more often to point out when I’m getting support, and to say thanks to the people who are lending me a hand. But this writing thing, it’s not so easy as just putting down words and finishing projects. There’s a lot of constant struggles to self-publishing, as you’ve just seen in the previous post, and this doesn’t include the difficulties I face in finding readers, or in getting reviews. This is always an uphill battle, but while I’m fighting with everyone, I still have to keep pushing multiple boulders up a hill. So it’s easy for me to get distracted by all the bad junk and forget to look at the good things that went okay.
I’ve had several releases recently that either didn’t sell any copies opening day, or didn’t sell anything more than two. I can probably think of which two those are, cause those are my super fans, the folks who will buy almost everything I release. So like I said, for me, four books sold on day one is a good number.
Now the book is on Amazon for the Kindle, so tonight, I’ll be trying to get four sales over there to match. I feel pretty good about getting some RTs for promotion, but the question is, will those RTs find any curious Kindle readers? I dunno, but I’m crossing my fingers and hoping for four. =)
This thing with Smashwords pisses me off, but this situation is not the fault of my readers, or my Twitter followers, so I’m going to try not to snap at y’all when you’re doing your part and offering your support. So, again, with feeling, thank you everyone for the recent RTs, sales, and reviews. Words alone cannot express my gratitude for your continued support.