Folks, not only is the message to go slow and let your books grow coming from me, but my wife, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, just did a blog about bestsellers.
And this morning Joe Konrath did a blog about not needing to be a bestseller called “The Myth of the Bestseller.” You can read it at http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2012/01/myth-of-bestseller.html
What Joe said at the end of his message really, really strikes home. He said:
“Bestsellers? Fuck bestsellers.
Don’t let me, the NYT Times, or the pinheads in legacy publishing make you feel inadequate because you aren’t a millionaire yet.
You are part of a revolution that is going to change how the entire world reads.
Your ebooks will continue to earn money, forever.
Be proud. You are a success.”
I could not have said it any better or any clearer.