I'm not sure what's going on with the industry right now, but my sales are slumping. It makes me wonder what the impact of the new Amazon KDP Select model is having on ebook sales, and if readers are just waiting for books to go free before they buy anything. However, I've found that free or even cheap books have a tendency to draw in more trolls/sock puppets (those are people whose sole goal is to give a book a low rating, usually because they have a personal vendetta against the writer, or they don't want their own books/friends books to get worse rankings).
I need to know if there are any unusual marketing opportunities out there, and if anyone has any strange ideas for marketing (especially free ones). Personally, I'm finding that marketing to other authors doesn't work well. Any ideas?