One thing which nobody has cleared for me is how come books selling at more than ten times sell, when my e-books which cost nickels and dimes fail to sell, even when I slash prices to ridiculous levels.
I find myself back in the same state of mind, with no sales of new work this year and no sign of a change in the year to come-I ask myself, is there any point in continuing?
I have been told by a lot of people I am a good writer, yet the situation has never been backed by even a 10 sale month, to me, the worth of my work is shown by sales and the public ignore me, I used to care but the hurt goes too deep for feeling to matter as I reach the point of not wanting to write any more.
Despite the award shown above my work has consistently failed to sell, mainly because I tried for original ideas and didn't follow trends on try to milk the cash cow dry, like many did in 2012.
Among the many reasons for my abject failure is my inability to pay for publicity and my refusal to pat any egos to falsify sales figures.
I wanted my writing to live or die on its own value and it died with dignity-perhaps this idea should have remained a schoolboy's dream.