Well, this was kind of disturbing.
I checked my The Uninvited numbers for the first time, since release, and found that through Amazon.com, for the month of June, there are a couple hundred downloads sold for free…when, in fact, they were not supposed to be free. So, I contacted Amazon, and asked. I kinda figured that there must have been a time lag of some kind, and expected that answer back from them. I didn’t get that. What I got were various iterations of the same response, in that what was shown was correct, and that the report time periods are what’s at issue. That I needed to look at and analyze all said info.
Well, I did that before even contacting them.
So…I looked around some more, checked with Smashwords, and, yup, found out on their FAQs, a little line, that reads: “Please allow anywhere from two days to two weeks for price updates to reflect at retailers (usually it’s about a week or less).” Yeah, I’d read that months ago, that’s why I thought there might have been a delay in changing the price between Smashwords and a retailer.
But…I had another really cool takeaway…
There are several hundred downloads of The Uninvited out there!
How cool! Thanks, folks, free or not, I appreciate your taking a chance on my work! Please, write a review, however short!