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 always logging big numbers at the cash register.
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 low 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 and sometimes even being called unflattering names like “hack” yet making an extremely comfortable living and never having to take on other work.
To simplify: Great reviews, critical acclaim and awards… or great sales?
I ask this question about once a year, and I enjoy seeing how the answers change over time. Have a good weekend pondering that one![ Next Post → ] [ ← Previous Post ]