Blogger: Rachelle Gardner
We all know that the books receiving critical acclaim aren’t always the same books that are selling millions of copies. The books that win literary prizes aren’t necessarily logging big numbers at the cash register. The books that seem most important and mean the most to us aren’t always the ones that will top the bestseller list.
So tell me: If you had a choice, which of the following would you rather be?
(1) An author publishing steadily to positive reviews and strong critical acclaim, but selling modest numbers of books and therefore unable to support yourself with your writing…
(2) An author publishing frequently (whether self-pub or traditional) to mixed reviews yet making a comfortable living and never having to take on other work.
And let’s be as honest as possible! The #1 thing authors tell me is that their greatest dream is to quit their jobs and write full time. So think hard about this one!
Great reviews, critical acclaim and awards… or great sales?
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