I recently read a blog in which the author describes how she had used Amazon advertising to increase her sales. It was very detailed, with graphs and numbers. Her sales went from about one a day to two to three sales a day. I have to admit that I was underwhelmed. She was promoting a course on how to improve your sales through advertising, on which she would earn commission, so that might have been the driving force of the blog.
Self publishing has got to be the most soul destroying activity that anyone can engage in. These are not the kind of success stories I want to hear about. Had her numbers jumped from 100 a day to 200 a day I might have had more hope. Are the millions of us just destined to chase after an ever decreasing slice of the pie? Who knew that freedom to publish would turn out to be freedom to watch your dreams evaporate?