Hey 3.5 readers.
So here’s what surprised me about self-publishing.
I never thought my books would take off overnight and turn me into an instant millionaire.
I am surprised that there’s so little interest in them.
Call me naïve but I just figured, wow, the Internet, you know? You put your book on Amazon and Amazon is checked by zillions of people so someone searching for a topic related to your book so just by pure chance there should be at least a hundred bucks worth of purchases right there.
100 purchases at .99 cents a piece? Is that a lot? I don’t know. Is it a lot in comparison to the millions of people who go on to Amazon constantly?
It’s like being the guy that sells oranges on the side of the road. At least 5 people out of the 1000 who drive past you will buy an orange.
I don’t know. I’m just surprised because I haven’t made enough money to count on the fingers on my right hand yet.
Am I complaining or being a crybaby? Yes, though that’s not the intention. I guess I just thought Amazon was the ultimate tuna filled ocean and if I dipped my net into it, surely just by random luck I’d cash the occasional fish.
Do I need 100 bucks? No. Would 100 bucks change my life? No. I’m just surprised I’ve barely made a couple bucks.
During my recent giveaway, I did give out roughly 75 free books so I guess that’s cool. I hope people liked them.
It’s a little frustrating and makes me wonder if it is worth it to continue but…who am I kidding? I couldn’t stop writing if I tried.