You dream of getting your novel published.
You want it to be a success. But what does that success look like?
How do we know if a book has sunk or swam? How many copies does a book need to sell to be considered a success?
There really isn’t an answer to this question.
- Some may say that a book needs to get onto a bestseller list in order to be considered a success.
- Some may say that a book needs only to make back its advance to be a success.
- Some may have a number goal.
Our goal for The Boy Next Door is to sell 10,000 copies in one year and we’re making great progress! But it’s definitely a stretch that will require us to push ourselves.
What is your definition of success? If you get a book published (or have a book published) how many copies would you need to sell before you felt like it was a success?