(Please see prior post)
I have been advertising my book on social media; Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
I am somewhat popular on Instagram, having built a following of over 10, 000 in less than 5 months (No, I haven't bought my followers)
I decided to hashtag my name, and have followed my exposure throughout the Instagram community. I recently peeked at 220, 000, 000 views of my posts, which are mostly poems.
People follow me for my content. Many have asked where they can purchase copies of my books.
CreateSpace sales statistics are all goose eggs.
I hold a double degree in IT and Applied Mathematics.
If .00001% of the people my advertisement has reached purchased a book, then I would have sold 22 books. Um, .00001% is virtually ZERO.
The CreateSpace dashboard is a fiction, and so are the statistics on Amazon's Author Central.
And, just for yucks, the day I posted adds for my books on Instagram, Amazon coincidently changed the price for one of my books. The were holding a promo for $1.99 per copy, and within less than an hour they increased the book to the full price.
Hmmm, 'wonder why?
And I wonder just how much Amazon/CreateSpace has stolen from it's Publishers. Yes, according to the contract, the indie is the Publisher, and Amazon/CreateSpacce is our printer/distributor.
Again, this post is factual, which is more than can be said about Amazon's/CreateSpace's author financials .