I’m Worried About My Sales

3.5 readers, BQB here.

I don’t mean to alarm you, but as we draw near to the end of the first day of my first book being available for purchase on Amazon, I’m growing increasingly concerned about my sales figures, which, as you can see by this handy chart, are non-existent:

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Fellow self-publishers, let’s have a rap session as they used to say in the 1970s.  What suggestions do you have for me, a first time self-publisher, to get my sales skyrocketing?

I mean, I know I’m supposed to manage my expectations, but I really thought I’d be in a Malibu beach house in a hot tub full of supermodels by now and yet I can barely afford a cold shower and a nudey magazine.

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4 thoughts on “I’m Worried About My Sales

  1. RealityChallenged says:


    You could always use Facebook to advertise posts about your new e-book in order to expose it to new people. If you allocate a few digital copies and send them to e-book reviewers, there’s the potential that one of them might write a review of your book and expose it to a wider audience.

    In general, the sales for self-published books will be minimal if your audience size is small.

    If you haven’t already done research on what your “author platform” is then I would suggest you look into it and I guarantee you will find better ideas than the ones I’ve just given you.

    Hope this helps, good luck!


  2. Just picked up my copy. Now you just need to sell 2.5 more.

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