I have no idea if my book is doing well because of three different variances in reporting. This is holding up the 2nd book being produced because I can just write a series of blog posts and inject a ton of advertisements and probably earn more money than what my royalties report is showing.
It is showing I have made $152. In doing the math, I can list people who purchased the book from receiving tags on social media or other correspondence. My math has me making more than $152. Then the NPD Bookscan report is saying I sold 0 copies in 22 days, yet I have 7 paperback "verified purchase" reviews. Then, on the ranking charts, I look like a rockstar.
Last night, I was the #1 New Kindle Release in a sub-category, but still that $152 does not increase. I did a test and we will see, I ordered books redeeming points. More than 10 books were ordered so I will maybe see what is going on there because I have no idea what is going on. One report says I am horrible, another says I'm mediocre, and another says I'm in the top percentage. I completely all together stopped checking analytics reports on the websites I have. I am going to have to stop checking these reports until I truly understand this book's performance.
I get it. Everyone thinks they are an author and thinks their book is the best. I wrote this for personal reasons and truly believe in it. I know there is a small army out there who have sat back and thought about their life and their loved ones from it. For $152 though, I could have worked part-time doing a meaningless job and held Live Streaming events. If I do not get true numbers, I am going to have to order author copies, turn it off from Amazon, and peddle this book at a county fair.
I want to know what the hold up is or if there is a secret that is being kept from me. I want a publisher to deal with this and the editing. Everything else, I can do on my own. I need to know though if people out there are reading it besides my small army. I even paid $6.32 for marketing with credits I had. Not 1 copy sold from the marketing. Really? It was a giveaway and someone should have won a book, but there were no winners. I have always had a 6th sense when it comes to shadiness and this sixth sense is sending red flags my way.
That is why I turned mass distribution off because something is not sitting right with me. We will see with what happens with my order because I paid retail for them just to see if I am being toyed with. If anyone out there prays, please pray a publisher finds me. Please!