Will buy on Amazon, congratulations on writing and publishing a book.
I'm really interested to see what kind of sales you have. I guess this is self-publishing? Did you try to look for a "traditional" publisher first?
About 10 to 15 years ago, I wanted to publish a book I wrote, and tried many different ways with commercial publishers, and also tried to get an agent. I would describe my effort at the time as pretty strenuous and systematic (it wasn't just a half-hearted effort).
The subject of my book was unfortunately very difficult to place in any genre, and I had zero success in getting any commercial houses interested in the book. Since then I've written two more books, and have not even tried with commercial houses. The subject is simply too India-centric to induce interest in any anglosphere publisher (and those guys anyway prefer negative portrayals of India), and I simply didn't want to try publishing in "Sickular-dominated" India either. The Modi sarkar gives me some hope, praying that he'll be back, and I might have a chance of publishing.
Self-publishing would be the way to go for me too.
I have self published.As per Amazon, 90% of self published books sell under 100 copies in year 1 and under 250 in all. Fortunately, I've touched
100 at the end of 7 days. Only 40 authors have ever made serious money on Amazon and under 10% would be commercially viable for a publisher (in India it would be the Chetan Bhagat type books). This genre will not be touched. The exception is `vanity' publishing, where, if you are desperate to see your name in print, a publishing house will put it out there and do most of the work for you. That's how a typical politician would publish his biography.
In the process I learnt that its not difficult to self publish. Getting copyright costs Rs 500 + the courier charge of your manuscript. Amazon's paperbacks are print on demand, so they print when someone orders, which removes risk for both author and publisher. I have also done all the writing /proofing etc myself, which can be a bother especially when for e.g. doing maps, or designing the cover - I'm tech challenged.
However, an average publisher can't do better since they have zero understanding of military terminology.
The only problem with self publishing is the higher cost of the paperback in India (due to shipping costs from the US) and the difficulty in posting reviews - you have to have bought US$ 50 on Amazon, before you can review. However, you can rate on goodreads.
Interestingly I have sold more in the US, then in India, (excluding paperbacks that is not available ex India), for a subject that is completely