Whew, what happened to June? Not a whole heck of a lot, apparently. We wrapped up the end of the school year while social distancing and Anne had foot surgery. Nancy worked on her garden and yard. We talked a lot but that was about it. These are strange times indeed.
As previously mentioned, we made all our published works available on Smashwords. To date, we’ve sold/downloaded 200 copies of all of our titles. Out of those 200 downloads, we’ve received one review. Just one, not the best return but better than nothing and it was a five star review of our New Mother Earth short story, Gaia Uprising. Thank you, Reader!
This month, we are participating in the Smashwords site-wide sale. All of our titles are free or discounted for the entire month of July. You can pick up an e-copy of Exiles of Gaia for free this month and its sequel, Hunters of Gaia for a measly 99 cents USD. All of our short stories are always free.
We did make one sale on Amazon but we’ve all but written Kindle Digital Publishing off as a bad investment. Amazon’s algorithms have changed so much over the last five years. that you must pay for advertising to even show up in their search engine, and with no guarantee of a return, it looks to be a bad investment. Having done due diligence and looked into other authors’ reports on the results of their Amazon advertising, this seems to corroborate this finding.
We’ll be staying home and staying safe. That being said, we need to find a way to move forward and become productive again. Which is why Anne is in bed, with her leg propped up, writing this blog post. (All mistakes are hers, and if there are any, she blames the pain medication.)
Best wishes for you all in these strange times. As always, thanks for sticking with us.
Anne, Nancy, and Eric