My sales numbers suddenly dropped, a few weeks ago. I assumed it was September busyness among many of my target market readers (beach days and summertime reading set aside for the autumnal routine of school and errands). But might it be something else? Might it be that Amazon has changed something, and the repercussions of the butterfly effect include the drying up of sales for us indies?
In a sense, it’s a relief. The drop isn’t from anything I did or didn’t do. It might just be something that’s out of my hands.
Except that means that it’s… out of my hands. Or to put it another way, it means that Amazon–or whoever–can change things at any time, and make my books difficult to find. And I’m totally powerless.