I have been amazed by the ‘success’ of some authors who have become number one best selling authors with each book they have written.
Some have truly earned that status, by selling thousands of copies of their books over a period of time, either through online bookshops, downloads and, of course, physical books in traditional or non-traditional bookshops.
There are many ways to publicise your books, but I note there are a few people who think it is perfectly okay for them to ask everyone on their ‘list’ plus their relatives, employees and pets to pre-order whatever book they are promoting this week. This makes the book rise in the rankings before it is even released, so on the day of release it appears at number one.
All well and good, and fabulous to have so much recognition for your hard work. And of course they can now legitimately say that they are number one best selling authors.
I have read some fascinating books over the past couple of years, and I don’t think any of them were described as being number one best sellers. Some of them were so gripping that I couldn’t put them down, others were very informative and I learned a lot from, some were factual and I also learned a lot from them.
When I see advertisements for events run by someone who claims that they are a three times number one best selling author, I wonder how they achieved this accolade. Have I been missing something when it comes to their writing? Have I missed something when it comes to my writing?
I’m not sure. All I know is that my books were written from the heart, based on my own experiences during my life, and are designed to help other people to begin to believe in themselves again. None of them are number one best sellers yet, but I do know they have been bought and read by people all over the world. I do know that some of the people who have read them have made significant changes in their lives for the better. I do know that I loved writing them, holding the finished product in my hand and seeing them on the bookshelves of the bookshop and online.
People have bought them because they wanted to read them. They wanted to change something about their lives. I am immensely proud of my achievements in writing and being published.
If you would like to know more about my books, or find out more about me, then please visit my website.
Maybe you would like to find out more about living in the moment and re-vitalising your self-worth, get in touch and let’s have a conversation.
Transformational Coach, Consultant
Founder of MAGGIE CURRIE COACHING
This is so true. I don’t have a book in me, my brother did. I have written my blog (his book I guess) anonymously, so there’s no family and friends “liking” out of support or duty. I get down at times (it seems I post for two fabulous regular followers only) but slowly more people read it and comment. My figures may be small but they are real. There really is so much to be said for the pain and true celebration of organic figures. Great piece. S