Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Potpourri Of My Saturday

There's been a terrible act of violence in Tucson as I write this we don't know exactly what so I'll refrain from commenting but it's obvious that the lives of some will never be the same.  That's tragic and losses are painful, the reasons haunting and mysterious. 

I have had no sales at BN for 2 days.  Sales are quite nice at Amazon where they stunk on ice last month.  Suddenly, out of nowhere, for no reason or activity of mine, Not Low Maintenance is selling well.  Books that are selling sell.  They get on the list--NLM is #87 or something, I guess that's enough to be seen--so they sell.

I didn't mention this but I did hear from the support team at BN and no, there is no problem with Just Kate, it downloads just fine so the two customers who decided to leave poor reviews on the book without reading it are just incompetent somehow.  Those reviews will eventually be removed.  Although it was supposed to be 8 hours and it's 24 and they're still there, I guess it'll happen eventually.

I suppose this blog is different than others in that I try to reflect on things in a writerly way so others may reflect as well.  I can't give you a good reason why thinking more fully is better.  Other people achieve great success with no thinking whatsoever.  It's a more interesting way to live.  Maybe there are no other layers.  Maybe everything is just as it seems on the surface.  Maybe that's why people are so bored and discontented with their lives.

Maybe people have stopped asking "why?"  If they have, that's sad.


Bakari Akil II, Ph.D. said...

I know what you mean about book sales dragging for a bit.

My sales on B&N seems to be "stuck on ice" (since January 2nd). I've heard the same from others as well. Maybe they will add books after the month has passed like they did for December.

But it's like you mentioned when sales pick up they really pick up!

The Hostess with the Mostest said...

Bakari, I'm very glad you mentioned that. My sales fell off after the 6th. I was going to write to them to ask if they were having a problem because it's just not logical.

Sales seems better this month at Amazon than last month.