If my sales numbers seem weak compared to say, Amanda Hocking, you need to remember the average self-published book sells around 200 copies. That’s it.
Reportedly, most of those are to the author and related ‘pocket’ markets (i.e. friends, family, supportive local retailers)
Thankfully I’m approaching that tiny hurdle without juking my stats with my own direct purchases. All props to Amazon and those of you who have bought a copy and told friends. I’m grateful.
EDIT: Just checked my Amazon sales page (I try not to do it every day) and discovered I sold three paperbacks last week after the YouTube trailer was released. One each to Florida, Ohio, and Washington state.