The Art of Pissing Money Down the Drain…

I have included this somewhat grainy image for your enjoyment. Are we not majestic upon our throne?

So. My human, she made plans for today. They involved tweaking ads. They also involved building some new ads and showing you the results.

Facebook has opted not to review ads today, so she can’t tweak the ads or run in new ones. They sit in the “in review” status pool and sigh sadly.

So she, instead, has added budget to the decent ads, taken budget away from the poor performers, and sighs sadly, as pulling ads right now would be disastrous.

Momentum is difficult to get once it’s lost, and it’s easier to keep a sinking ship afloat than it is to raise it from the depths.

My human does not seem pleased with this analogy for some reason. Pft.

You haven’t sunk yet, little human, but I’m concerned for your wallet. It seems to be making little screaming noises.

Since we can’t do the ad tutorial like we intended, we will give you a status update instead:

USA Today qualifying Books Sold: 3,769.

Vendor needing general sales most at: Barnes & Noble. (We think we have enough for them to report there, we’re pretty sure we do… but a little buffer would be nice.

Sales are also needed at Amazon.

Now, you may notice we haven’t brought Apple or Kobo into this.

It’s not that we don’t like those vendors. We do! But neither got a whole lot of sales yesterday when the BookBub feature deal dropped. We would need approximately 250 sales on each of those sites before they report. While we’d love love love that, we don’t know how to possibly reach that many people in the four or so days left before the qualifying window closes.

Barnes & Noble is essentially at the benchmark for reporting, but it could use a little bit more love.

Now, that said, if you feel like contributing to any or all of those vendors, you can. Here are the links:

Kobo

Apple

I will sing you the not-so-sad song of our people in thanks.

Meooow, meow meeeoooowwww meow-meow-meow! Imagine me twirling, for I am twirling for you like a furry ballerina.

Now… the female bites her nails and watches her wallet burn because she can’t update ads on facebook due to technical difficulties.

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Rose says May 1, 2019

I love your books! I’ve reread the romcoms several times and can’t wait till you publish another. Keep up the wonderful work.

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    The Sneaky Kitty Critic says May 1, 2019

    Thank you! <3

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Lee Barlow says May 1, 2019

Fear Sneaky Kitty: Please pass on to your amazing, talented, prolific human that this old retired grandmother will buy, with joy, you human’s latest fabulous work, when the masters of Social Security release the monthly pittance. I look forward to it impatiently. Until then p!wade help your human with gentle strokes and soft purrs that will help her attain the calming deep breathing. Bless you gentle feline. Lee Barlow.

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