Who Else Wants To Know How Many Copies Novels Actually Sell?


This is interesting. It’s an unknown why certain books or series are so popular and sell well. What determines taste or a bunch of readers liking certain books. Does Operah and people like her, effect this ratio?

A Writer's Path

Novels

by Gary Smailes

We live in a world dominated by best sellers. A new writer can be forgiven for thinking that the mega-success of writers such as Dan Brown, J. K. Rowling and Stephen King represent to norm. The reality is very different, with debut novelists struggling to even get reviews, never mind selling millions of copies. So, how many copies can a novelist really expect to sell?

The problem is that this is an almost impossible question to answer. It is commonly quoted that the vast majority of books published each year will sell less than 1000 copies. Yet, even this magic 1000 per year is a misleading figure. Many of the books that sell sub-1000 come and go with no marketing, no budget and, to be honest, no expectation.

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#OctPoWriM0 – Day 11 – Musette – “Puppies Play”


Day 11 Prompt: Lively

Definition from The Free Dictionary

live·ly (līv′lē) adj. live·li·er, live·li·est
1. a. Full of energy or alertness; vigorous or animated: a lively baby; lively eyes.
b. Characterized by much activity or excitement: “You would have … indulged in the rides, games and fast food on the lively boardwalks” (Sarah Milstein). See Synonyms at active.
2. a. Quick-paced: a lively tune.
b. Full of flavor or spice: a lively sauce.
c. Stimulating and invigorating: a lively breeze.
3. Rebounding readily upon impact; resilient: a lively tennis ball. adv. With energy or vigor; briskly: Step lively!

Choose one of the above definitions and write from there or free write asking yourself how lively you are or aren’t.


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Lively,

Puppies cuddle,

Nose Dive


Fur meets,

Touchable fluff,

Nose greets.


Pouncing,

Leaps and dances,

Bouncing.


Prying,

Loose from sibling,

Crying.


Whimpers,

Whose toy is it?

Limber.


Moments,

Pass chewing toy —

Donut.


Toying,

Awaits lively,

Playing.


Leaning

Together close;

Dreaming


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#OctPoWriMo – Day 10 – Wrapped Refrain – “Favourite Mistake’s Burn” #amwriting #poetry


Day 10 Prompt: Unfolded
“Has there ever been a time that something negative happened but because of it you discovered something positive? Free write for ten minutes diving into one or more of your experiences and then take us on a journey through your poetry, show us how the events unfolded. Or…

You could take it in a different direction and free write about unfolded and see where it leads. Was there a time when you were doing laundry with someone and they didn’t like how you were folding? Tell us about it.”
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Events unfold, burn me apart, 

Thought life was stable; now restart.

Begin again anew and find, 

Inspiration warm and kind. 

Or realize life isn’t nice; it tricks you each time, 

You think you would know, twice shy once burned –but you’re blind. 

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Don’t you know my favourite mistake, 

Experience merciless takes —

It’s fire to everyone who thought not, 

To remember their lessons taught. 

It’s the way life unfolds teaching us learning hurts,

What’s worse, relearning leaves scorch marks, worse — blood boils, spurts. 

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No one feels sorry for you now, 

You’d time enough to figure how. 

You will recall your experience, 

Though vainly hid, it’s your reference.

Walk away, don’t do it, you’ll get tossed out the door.

Change your mind before you regret, choice made poor.

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You never learn, you have to see, 

If you realize and change key, 

Your life might be more harmonious, 

Less mistakes made erroneous.

Maybe you’ve found peace, where experience led you, 

Events unfold, learning never ends, life drills you. 

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