Just so you guys realize how wealthy I'm becoming: the book's been out now about 16 or 17 days, and to date, I've made $5.13 in royalties on Amazon and $18.38 on Smashwords. The three paperbacks I've ordered are already spoken for. Two will go to a high school friend, who's buying one copy for herself and another as a birthday gift for a mutual friend. Because I'm donating the third book to my alma mater's library, I'll only net $0.39 on those three books
So, once the three paperbacks are delivered, and not counting any sales I may make in the meantime (the special on payhip may help: I noticed views jumped from 34 to 55 in like 10 minutes), I'll have made $23.90 in three weeks. Yeah baby, yeah!
Seriously, though, it takes time. Unless you're a one-in-a-million breakout seller, like Amanda Hocking, it's like rolling snowballs. It takes time, and consistent effort, to see growth.
I have three people on MarSocial who've promised reviews, two here, and three Twitter pals. Were all those to appear, then added to my existing four reviews I'd have a dozen. And if you think about it, if I've accumulated a dozen reviews by the six- or eight-weeks posting of the novel, that's not bad. Lots of competition.
But I console myself that, in just three weeks' time I'm gotten featured on eBookOnFire.com, and a promised radio interview. My book will go into my local college library (and of course I'll offer it to the public libraries in surrounding counties). I just think ya have to keep on keepin' on.