When I checked the statistics for June, I was surprised to find that the numbers were very similar to the numbers for April. In contrast, the numbers for May were only a third of that amount prior to the free book promotion. It might be a payoff from the free promotion, but the sales were steady up until the end of the month. This may be wishful thinking, but if I can manage to maintain this rate of sales, I should have 800 books “sold” by the end of the year.
I had one interview broadcast this month on France Inter, but unfortunately, I don’t have any more promotional activities lined up for the near future. A lot of the people I had lined up have stopped replying to my e-mails, which is regrettable because some of them would have given me really good exposure.
I’ve also gotten four new reviews on Amazon, bringing the total to nine. Just one more and I’ll be at the ten review mark. When I was doing the free book promotion, I saw that some of the sites wouldn’t allow books with less than ten reviews to be posted. I haven’t decided if I’ll do another free book promotion in the future, but it’ll be helpful in the event that I do.
I haven’t found a way to get the book back in Kyobo. None of the Korean publishers I contacted have replied, and I went to a couple of print shops, but their quotes were too high to be viable.
Probably the biggest news is what was posted in my last entry. Right now, I’m focusing on re-writing the book in Korean. It’s extremely frustrating because I feel like I’m unable to express myself in Korean to an acceptable degree. It’s been about 10 days since I started, and I’ve only managed to get 6 pages done. That’s less than 2 percent. At my current pace, it will take me over
13 years a year* to finish. Of course, I’ve been very busy with an editing project and will be until the fall, and hopefully, things will pick up once I don’t have extra work to do.
* I don’t know where the 13-year figure came from. I’m horrible at math these days. To think that the kid that was dubbed “the Math-magician” in middle school grew up to be unable to do simple math.