Actually, it's not even a review; it's a four-star rating. This means that after well over a hundred sales (cumulatively), only one person has clicked on the Barnes and Noble rating device for any of my books. I'm not complaining (much); I'm just surprised that it's so difficult to get people to leave ratings—let alone write an actual review!
In any case, I'm extremely happy with how February has gone. I now have two short story collections and a novella live on Amazon, B/N and Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble continues to beat up on Amazon. As an example, in the last twenty-four hours I've had nine sales on B/N. I've had one sale on Amazon in the last three days. Must be the power of that one rating I got on Barnes! J
The novella, which I'd originally priced at 2.99, was selling a copy here and there, but I decided to experiment with the price and dropped it to 1.99, which resulted in absolutely no change at all. This morning I dropped it to 99 cents.
As JA Konrath has said, the value of a book isn't the price you charge, but rather the profit you derive from it. Gotta keep that in mind—for me, a few sales at 99 cents will rapidly outpace the earnings from the very few sales I'd had at 2.99, so here's to aiming low!