Both of my futuristic romances went up for sale on Fictionwise and all the other ebook sellers in the past month. Palm ebooks, Ereader, eBook wise, Knowbetter and probably a few I've forgotten all have THE GREATER GOOD and THE LESSER EVIL up for sale. And they're doing great! And with that I'm finding myself spending time over a new obsession. Numbers and figures watching.
Now you can't get exact numbers of sales by looking at those bookstores, but you can check for where your book ranks on their bestsellers lists. You can check it numerous times per day. You can check it every hour. You can spend hours checking those rankings. I know because I have this week. It's very exciting and gratifying but … it certainly interferes with my writing time.
I've heard people talk about this. Some speak of the fun of watching those rankings and speculate on what they might mean. Some others speak of how little it actually tells you and warns against becoming so intrigued and addicted to numbers watching that you forget your main goal for the day. Writing.
It's fun to watch those sales and enjoy the tingles when one of your books sits in a top spot on anyone's bestsellers' list. But you have to keep writing. You have to use those tingles to inspire you to write more, write better and keep your name on those lists. So happy writing and if you're taking time to read check out those bestsellers list.