I'm noticing that I'm selling on the Kindle and, of all things, the iPad. Now, to me that's interesting, because I sold way less for the Nook thingy, and B&N's Nook is supposed to be Kindle's rival, no? Honestly, I never had much faith in the Nook. I don't know -- just one of my goofy gut feelings. But whatever. Smashwords uploads to B&N automatically, so: Just leave your books there. Why not??? Wouldn't hurt.
Still, the Kindle is King.
iPads, though....I guess they ARE wayyy more popular than nooky Nooks. Hmmmm....Maybe a change in my marketing strategy is in order? Somehow?
And by "marketing", I mean next to zero. (Or maybe more like one percent effort. (That's still good. (Better than nothing.))) Jesus, you can scream to the world that your book is out, but if no one is looking for it, you'll just end up pissing people off. Well...better to be pissed off than pissed on. Har har har. Fap fap fap.
But that's the thing, isn't it? Don't spend thousands of dollars on ads and stuff. I know I hate it when I see a person's book/banner on my favorite website. It's like someone sticking their baby-maker in my eye. Stop it! Do not pass go! Rage! (flips over table)
Instead, I try to use the stealth method...going to forums relative to the genre I write in and leaving meaningful posts, being a part of the community. Ahh! More of a, "Hey, by the way, I have a book you might like". Way better than, "BUY MY BOOK! Arrrrrgggghhh!"