It all started when I said something on Twitter about Amazon being a good platform for indie authors.
Out of the blue, I got this reply from someone not in the initial conversation:
I searched for “The Directorate” on Amazon and several results popped up. Just none of them were your novel. Nowhere to be found unless I click on the direct link on your Twitter account. Same thing on Google. Looks like that Amazon platform is doing wonders! $10 in sales!
— David Blanton (@BlantonDavid) February 16, 2019
I want to point out that this is a great way of making a Twitter argument. He never used rude language, and he actually went and looked up my book. (Which will help me, marginally, in future searches.)
I have actual, real-life friends who can’t be bothered to go look up my book. The fact that this guy did it, just for the purpose of arguing with me, is actually kind of amazing. Most people would just say something on the order of “LOL u suck” and call it a day. Not him.
I give him a lot of credit for this.
For the record, I was able to find your book on Amazon, no problem. It’s not the first result, but it is if you include your name.
Thanks! Same here. But perhaps the algorithm is different for him. 🙂
I agree with Book Club Mom … it’s not the first, but your book is definitely there and not hard to find. What I don’t understand is how he thinks he knows the dollar volume of your sales. Maybe he’s just inferring based on sales rank or something, but still. Yes, he actually bothered to look for your book, but still he’s an obnoxious twit.
And don’t get me started on friends and family who don’t support our efforts.
I’m assuming he thinks that the only sales are to the 10 people who reviewed it. (Which is not the case.)
BTW, sorry for the delay in posting your comment–for some reason it went to spam, and I only just now saw it.
Wait. What? My comment went to spam? Is that all you think of me? Sob, sniffle, sob. 😉
I need to see if I can get a commenter “whitelist” so this will stop happening to regular commenters. Carrie’s comments have ended up going to spam several times too.
Once I approve a commenter, I don’t have this problem. I think. Maybe I should check my WordPress spam folder.
It always takes me a bit to find my books when I check. It takes name and tile, doesn’t seem like one by itself is enough.
Huh, I can find most of yours just with the title. Maybe because Amazon knows I’ve bought them already, though.