*Edited to add: I was debating posting this because I wasn't sure I should whine about something like this.
This past week was IndieRecon and I was taking part in Cover Wars (I came in third.) Since I'd be getting some exposure, I thought it'd be a good time to put Being Human on sale. Another site, eBookSoda, a new book site, was offering free promo as a way to get their name out. I submitted Being Human and was able to get featured during IndieRecon. I was all set to spread the word and hopefully get some sales.
I got zero.
You don't need me to tell you how depressing that is. And I've been telling myself that sales don't have to be instant. I have to think long term and not short term when it comes to marketing. But still, I was bummed.
I asked a writing buddy this: Did I seriously just write a shit book that even 99cents doesn't work?
His (drunken) reply: Your book is not shit, otherwise I would have told you it's shit.
Then, a few days later, I got this tweet: Super-duper bummed to see Snapshots is not available anymore. Will it be reissued?? *fingers crossed*
Those made me feel better. The moral of this post: Um... don't despair, you win some, you lose some, but remember, your readers are out there, waiting for you to find them. (Had to think on that. I didn't want this IWSG post end without a note of positive.)