Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Riding the High

Yesterday my ad was accepted by Ereader News Today.  And I was squeeing like I'd won the lottery.  I even posted to FB with a snoopy sticker of him doing a happy dance, I was so excited.  Suddenly everything was brighter and the world had a happier outlook.  Over one ad.

And I told Hubs later that it was silly to be so inordinately happy over one stupid $40 ad.  But I was. 

I mean, let's put this into perspective a little.

Getting an ad with any of the big venues is incredibly difficult.  I had an ad with ENT back in May of 2015.  It was the best sales month I have had since I started this 3 years ago.  Hell, 2015 was the best sales year I've had.  I got another ad with them a couple months later and that did almost as well.  Then I couldn't get an ad with them to save my ass. At one point, I gave up.  Why keep submitting ads with them only to get shot down every time?

And then I got over it and began trying again.  I requested an ad earlier this year.  Oh, they shot that down, too, but I tried again.  This time it worked. 

Which, like I said, suddenly made everything better.  I suddenly became like a bipolar, swinging on the happy side.  I was laughing and smiling and filled with the hope of better things to come.  Hell, even dinner turned out awesome - with the salmon cooked to perfection and the sweet potato chips full of salty-sweet goodness. 

Kind of sick when you think about it.  One $40 ad.  They're like freakin' drugs, those ads.  Once you get the high of an awesome sales day, you're forever chasing it.  And it gets really depressing when you can't have it.  Yep, when they reject your ad, it's like they're denying you the drug and you're totally jones'n. 

So, I'll be running an ad with ENT on May 24th.  Wish in One Hand will be on sale for 99c/.99p from the 22nd thru the 29th.  I'll probably put some more ads out for that, too.  Smaller ads with like Author Billboard and PUFB.  We'll see what happens.  The hopes are that people will snag WIOH and then get the other genie books, too.  :fingers crossed:

For now, though, I'm trying to ride the high of getting the ad and I'll worry about whether it pays for itself later this month.