Having ideas it’s easy. The hard part…
Is your Facebook post telling a story? Are you going to be a rich marketer beggar or a poor one?
Amazon offers sales reports from Kindle Publishing Direct, royalty reports from Create Space for print-on-demand, and you have sales and author ranks from Author Central.
While bleeding on the inside, you listen. Being a quick learner and resilient by nature you humbly accept the truth and decide to learn more and become a better self-published writer.
Anybody can self-publish an eBook or use POD (print-on-demand) services. What publishing houses are still very good at is book selling.
The entire pay-per-page drama is about the fact that Amazon sells your books also by page and pays more for this than what you get paid for the normal sale of a book.