More hard won advice for you…
No matter how vigorously you may advertise your books. No matter how many advertising outlets, sales gimmicks like giveaways and any other method you may dream up, inevitably your book sales will dry up. It stands to reason that the good times cannot last forever, despite the fact that your books are still available.
From 2012 when I first dipped my toe into self-publishing until January 2014, I enjoyed monthly sales in the low thousands.
Am I rich because of the thousands of copies sold? Very definitely no. The total amount of earnings via royalties from all of my books still hasn’t broken through the £1000 barrier to this day. Nor will it. These days I consider myself fortunate indeed if I manage to sell one or two units per month.
Despite what some people may believe, when it comes to royalties, they are a tiny percentage of…
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