Thursday, July 21, 2011


...seem to be spectacularly dead, not just for me but for a lot of other indies as well. Sales seem to have been dropping off all month (and are not being helped by Amazon's latest big sale). Many of those who were doing well on B&N are complaining about the same drop in sales, too. Hopefully this is just a seasonal variation, and no doubt there are exceptions to the rule, but right now a lot of indies are crying the blues.

Right now I'm giving books away pretty well (I've had Isn't It Romantic? downloaded over 830 times on Smashwords), but sadly, that's not spilling over to the other book I have available on Smash, which has made two sales:-P.


  1. Sort of disproves the whole "free books will help your sales" least so far! Maybe in a couple more weeks.

  2. Well, I'm not sure anyone ever claimed that a free book up on Smash would help sales. I'm waiting for it to go free on Amazon... IF it does. It would be nice if there were a way to just set a book to free on Amazon, so it wasn't such a crapshoot.