My April results were slightly better than March but not by much. I had 23 book sales on KDP, 5 Redbubble sales and none on Merch By Amazon which was still closed. I also has 1 sale on TeePublic even though I had not been adding products there.
The results of my other April goals were a mixed bag.
I achieved my goal of having 750 books online and by May 1 all of those were active except one that was blocked for using the word Coronavirus. Apparently they only allow that term in medical books.
I missed my goal of 50 low content books by a lot. I only managed to upload 10 by the end of the month. They are a lot of work so I will have to lower my planned totals for those in the coming months.
While I didn't do too many low content books, I did try to make my no content products more specialized to try to reach lower competition niches.
I did work on improving keywords for many of my existing books and continued using Publisher Rocket to help with that.
I read a lot of tutorials on Amazon Ads and started using a method for placing ads that I feel comfortable with. As I see results I will probably have to refine my technique but I am comfortable with it for now.
The Stay At Home order for Illinois has now been extended to the end of May so not much is changing there.
A piece of good news is that Merch by Amazon is slowly reopening in the US. I hope I will see a few sales there in May.
For May, I am going to set goals that, I hope, will contribute to increasing sales by concentrating on quality and not so much on quantity of products.
Let's hope the life returns to more normal over the coming months and we can put this pandemic behind us!