I received a good review in Amazing Stories Magazine for Frogs in Aspic and yesterday I finally sold the first copy of the book. The title explains everything. There is no hook to it, so people don’t buy it. The stories are more personal and go back to my early influences in SF and Fantasy. I don’t think that it is blockbuster material.
All in all, February was bad and March is working out to be just as bad. I stopped pushing the book in my plugins and the purchases just stopped. I just finished my taxes and recorded about $500 in sales for 2012. I don’t expect there to anything like that this year.
I have several books pretty much ready to publish, but it seems a total waste of time.
I subscribe to the feed I have created of Free Kindle Science Fiction Books, and I realize that there are litterally hundreds of thousands of SF books out there. Everyone who has ever written a bad SF book is published on Kindle. I can’t write a book that stands out. I downloaded a few books that looked that they might be good and believe me, they are very very bad. They make your eyes bleed.