All six of these truths boil down to the idea that patience is a good thing for the self-published author. We aren’t going to sell thousands of copies the first week. We may never sell even a thousand copies, ever.
So writers, put out a good, well-edited book, try to tell people about it, and then get on with your life. Write the next book. Don’t quit your day job.
Lastly, let me take this opportunity to remind readers that my books are still for sale. If you haven’t bought Shipbuilder or The Farm yet, there’s still time to improve one writer’s sales numbers. Bridgebuilders will be out this fall, and it’s just possible you’ll see Moon Over Donamorgh on virtual shelves later this year, as well.
Oh, and tell your friends.