Nearly a year after writing full time, marketing consecutively, and building useful connections, I finally saw the reward of hard work and dedication. Popular titles such as "Ebony and Ivory", "Schemin" and the highly rated "Cameron" peaked back to back on Amazon's bestseller list, growing my name and ultimately visibility. The most successful being the 7 part Cameron series which has proved to be a classic amongst urban readers.
My tip to Authors: Hard work and persistence really does pay off. The work doesn't stop after the book is published. You must push your product, and be consistent with your marketing effort. Self-publishing is NOT a get rich quick scheme. You truly have to put in the work to see the reward. The more you put in, the more you'll get back. I'm nowhere near close to Stephen King status but I guarantee I won't stop grinding until I am ;)
*** Picture was taken April of 2013 ***
I use Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. Most of all my books are enrolled in the Kindle Unlimited Program. It's up to you to decide if the enrollment is worth it or not.