squirewaldo wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 07, 2022 9:05 pm
Specifically, on the front page I used to have my products listed in the ' Exclusively on DriveThruRPG.com' section quite often. Now my products just don't show up at all. With that I have also seen my sales go down by 90%. This began in February 2022.
I can't say much as:
a) I don't have an exclusive setup with OBS so my stuff has never appeared on the "Exclusively on" section.
b) Sales have always been small and very variable for me, but -- on average -- they seem about the same as in the (post Google+) past. Especially as I haven't released anything new in a year or so -- and don't have any real plans for new releases in the future. Selling games was always just a way to pay my wife's medical debt. That's paid now so I imagine if I do ever release a new game, it will be free just like they used to be. It's less hassle.
c) Speaking of Google+, the only big drop in sales for me had nothing to do with any changes at OBS. It came when Google killed Google+ and the OSR lost the only platform almost everyone was on. My sales never really recovered from that. At best, they are maybe 50%-60% of what they before Google+ died. Of course, that's probably my fault as I'm not much of a social networking person. Most of the non-Google+ platforms annoy me to the point I just don't use them very much (Facebook -- and I'm only there because because family and a few old friends are on there) or at all (everything not Facebook).
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