It is very easy in this day and age to get lost in the frenzy of social media and lose focus. I know, I have done it a lot.
Also, after you have a few books out it becomes a bit of an obsession to keep checking your rating and to see how many sales (or lack of) you have made. I find the issue of selling, especially on Amazon, fascinating.
I have recently began to understand the power of "buddy" sales and can see why a book like Fifty Shades went viral after a massive following online spread the word. This is the key to sales for any unknown author who has been published via a small press or self-published! You need readers...
Readers are easy to find if you interact with them on a daily basis. They will rally around you, protect you, and most importantly review.
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I recently wrote this simple fact.
In order to sell books you have to be visible.
In order to be visible you have to sell books.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
So, my advice is this... if you want to sell books join a book-club on Goodreads and start to make contacts. Do it because you love books - after all, what writer doesn't?
I have met some amazing people online. I have to think of the positives not the negatives! I hope you do too...
All the best,