So, my promotion for Steve Saves the Day went AMAZING – I sold over 900 free copies, and over 30 paid ones for subsequent books and paperbacks. It has been staying steady at #8 on the top children’s action and adventure free best seller list. I honestly could not be happier.
The review process is harrowing.
I have about 30 people, friends and family and people from my gaming community, who have downloaded and tried to review the book and have all been denied.
That includes people I have no social media ties with that I only know through World of Warcraft and All That Remains.
What. The. Hell. Amazon?
I get the checking to see if someone has the same address or last name as you. I get that. I somewhat get checking social media and blogs, but isn’t promotion what social media is for? I even get (though am very unnerved by) IP address tracking and gift cards. But I have no clue how they determine many of the others and it sucks.
I mean, should I just delete my Facebook and Twitter so Amazon doesn’t pull every review since I ‘know’ the people who like them? Bah.
Basically, Amazon is awesome for selling stuff but terrible for reviews.
That is all.