REBLOG: The Ugly Truth About Book Sales

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Leona's Blog of Shadows

Today I am going to share some eye-opening truths, which might shatter the illusions regarding the book publishing business and crush the dreams of some folk out there. I have recently come across a rather interesting blog post link in the comments section under a post at Suffolk Scribblings blog.

It was a rather grim post by author Kameron Hurley. For those who are not familiar with her, she is an established author who has been a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Locus Award and the BSFA Award for Best Novel. Her short fiction has appeared in prestigious SFF magazines such as Lightspeed, EscapePod, and Strange Horizons. Her fiction has been translated into Romanian, Swedish, Spanish, and Russian. She is also a graduate of Clarion West. Impressive credentials many of us dream about accomplishing some day, if ever.

According to her…

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Luther M. Siler

Teacher, writer of words, and local curmudgeon. Enthusiastically profane. Occasionally hostile.

One thought on “REBLOG: The Ugly Truth About Book Sales

  1. I mostly knew this. I have a life and don’t plan to spend it marketing, so having made as clean and professional looking a book as I can manage on my budget, I’ve worked on the sales I can control. Now, with less than 100 left of the 300 print run and basic costs met through sales, I’m on to the next project(s) and I expect nothing more.


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