Good Thing, Coming to an End
The 99-cent sale on Implied Spaces will end 10pm MDT, Monday, April 10, so if you want a copy at that price, you should venture over to Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, Kobo, iBooks, and Google.
I’m sorry to report that this sale was a flop. Mostly that was due to BookBub, the largest venue for ebook promotion, deciding (for reasons best known to themselves) not to promote the work inside the U.S. I had to pay another outfit to do that, and they simply don’t have BookBub’s reach. Plus I tried to promote through Amazon’s new service, and it generated two whole clicks. (No way of knowing, apparently, if the clicks led to sales.)
But these issues aside, there are some books that just don’t sell very well, and I don’t know why. The Maijstral books, Knight Moves, Implied Spaces, Ambassador of Progress, the Metropolitan books . . . none of them generate much in the way of sales, and even when I do a promotion, they sell less well than my other works.
It had occurred to me that maybe Implied Spaces doesn’t sell as well because the guy on the cover might be mistaken for a Moozlim, and we’re all supposed to be terrified of Moozlims these days, at least when we’re not busy hating them. But the other books have no turban-clad folks brandishing swords on the cover.
I thought that perhaps poor sales were due to my amateurish cover art and design, but Knight Moves and Implied Spaces have perfectly awesome cover art by highly-regarded professionals, so that theory goes down in flames, too.
I could say that Ambassador of Progress and Knight Moves are early works, and simply not as good as my later works. But the other works were produced in my prime, so that theory doesn’t hold.
So I’m led to the conclusion that occult forces are at work. Some evil witch cursed those particular volumes, and I should hire an exorcist.
Anyone know an exorcist who works cheap?