It's also pretty terrible if you're not part of a certain genre. The popular genres are flooded, but at least people are searching and combing through those sections. The top 20 the satire section is mis-categorized romances, old mainstays like Vonnegut and a few weird titles. The tone on r/selfpublish echoes this. The current system rewards mediocrity. One of the many paradoxes of the internet is that, now that everyone has a voice, it's almost harder to find any good voices.
I can't complain, though. I've had some tiny successes and promises of reviews (by the way, I'd be glad to gift a copy to anyone willing to promise a review).
The other funny and totally unexpected thing is that I started a Youtube + Show Spoiler +
channel as a companion. I intended it to be a companion to my novel and my essays....and it got discovered by my high school students....So a) I have to deal with that b.s. and b) I feel like I should try to entertain them a little bit instead of doing my dry stuffy PoliSci stuff. I'm still uncertain as to the format I'm going to go with. I thought it might be fun to have some group discussions on politics or philosophy, so if anyone is interested in doing that, let me know.