It's a bit of a rollercoaster ride, this e-publishing business. Just when I think things are going well, something goes wrong. Just as I think it's the end of the world, things start going well again.
Earlier this week I discovered that I had a review. It was one that I'd asked for, but I hadn't been told it had been done and just happened to look at the blog on the right day. I have to admit to being a little disappointed. It wasn't a bad review, but it wasn't good either, though she'd said some positive things. I felt sure it would ruin my sales, but they kept going at a steady pace.
Two days later they stopped. I have no idea why, but for a while I sold nothing. Just as I was thinking they'd never start again, I suddenly sold more than I had in any one day before. Then they stopped again. I think the moral of the story is that I really shouldn't look at my sales figures and only go to look once a month. But that is so hard to do!
I'm still finding that the marketing side is taking up a lot of time. It's so easy to get sidetracked when I'm 'networking' or searching for review sites. But I'm also meeting a lot of helpful and interesting people and I have some lovely friends who are out there looking for opportunities for me, too. I have to say, it's gratifying to know how many people want to help make Treespeaker a success. I only hope I can repay them when they need help.
Oh, by the way, I did finally get my formatting accepted by Smashwords, but it's still under review for the Premium status. From what I've heard, that's taking a loooooong time at the moment. I'll keep you posted.