The Ugly Truth About Book Sales

I came across this article and was so impressed that it was so on-point, I just had to share it. This is why book tours are gaining in popularity. You can never go on too many!

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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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  1. Thanks Nonnie for sharing. This is a good lesson for all of us, and thanks to our great #RRBC, we are right on the spot.


  2. Thank you, Nonnie, for this post. And also thank YOU for helping us promote our stories, After all, as Leona puts it – “Dear author friend, if you are not willing to get your hands dirty and work your ass off to market your books, no one is going to do it for you.” I guess she’s not aware of RRBC and 4WillsPublishing, right? I mean, the author has to do the heavy lifting but it’s so much easier with a big help from our friends.


  3. harmonykentonline

    A very honest and true account. Thanks for sharing and reblogging, Nonnie )


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