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So . . . I decided to not call this post, THE WEEKEND anymore. Lately I haven't done anything newsworthy on the weekend. Hence, this post ends up being about my week, to include book news--or just something interesting I've been thinking about or learning about, etc, etc. I think from here on out, I'll call my Monday post, MONDAY MUSINGS. It seems appropriate.
That being said, I learned something amazing this week!
I feel embarrassed to admit this, so please don't laugh too terribly hard at me. Since I've been published, I check my Kindle sales on a regular basis. (translation: *ahem* everyday, sometimes every hour)
I first published in June of 2012 and frankly, sales have been slow. Every once in awhile I would have a spurt of sales, but then they would go back down again. Beginning in June of 2013, sales began to really pick up. It's been very exciting. In fact, sales over the summer were pretty darn amazing. Now, let me put this in perspective: to a bestselling author, my sales are horrible, but to me, I am thrilled and amazed and excited and giddy and, well, you get the idea!
However, sales have now begun to slow down once again.
The Lancaster House and Middle Aisle sale made sales pick up quite a bit, but other than that, it's been kinda slow.
Or so I thought.
Here's the embarrassing part.
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There I was, feeling kinda sad and depressed, feeling like a failure because my book sales were slowing down, and what do I discover?
All this time I've only been looking at my kindle US sales. I thought all of my sales were lumped into one report and recorded on a daily basis.
All I had to do was look at the drop down menu and NOTICE that you can click on your kindle sales for EACH country!
I clicked on Amazon UK.
Boy, was I surprised.
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I Have People alone had 147 sales this month! And I didn't even know!
Now, I've looked at my overall monthly reports before and seen my sales in other countries, but it took me this long to realize the chart I was looking at on a daily basis was only sales for the US.
Then I did something even more amazing: I googled Amazon UK.
Guess what I found?
A whole bunch of wonderful reviews on my books that I'd never read or even knew existed!
Now that you all know I am technologically inept and really have no idea what I'm doing on the computer, check out some of these amazing reviews I found on Amazon UK!