Self-Published Book Beats the Odds by Making the New York Times Bestseller List

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When I self-published my book, admittedly, it was the last resort. It was the backup plan if I had failed to sell it to a trade publisher. I promised myself that if I couldn’t sell it, or find an agent to represent me, I would not tuck it in a drawer and forget about it. No. I worked too hard. If that happened, I would self-publish. That promise reassured me during the querying and submissions. It was comforting until it was my reality. I didn’t think I’d ever need the backup plan.

 

Quickly, the consolation prize felt very much like a booby prize. It was difficult for me to warm up to the plan I had planned. I felt like a failure. It’s hard enough to self-publish a book (as I would soon find out) when you’re excited. How would I attack this endeavor now, feeling half-hearted and insecure? A bunch of rejections could really make you feel differently about the book you were (once) proud of. continue reading

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  1. Power to your elbow!

    1. Thanks, Katia! xo

  2. Reblogged this on Jane Wilson.

    1. Thank you, Jane, for always spreading the word! xo

    2. Thank you, Jane!

  3. I am so happy for and proud of you, Eva. This is a well-deserved recognition of your incredible storytelling ability, your perseverance, and your business savvy! Congratulations!

    1. Thank you, Candace, for your very kind words. And for your editing prowess, encouragement and excitement!

    2. Thank you, Candace! That means so much to me. xo

  4. I always knew you had it in you, Eva–lots pf perseverance, sweat and I hope chocolate to fuel you up! That is so exciting to make the New York Times Bestseller list. “Memory Box” is a fabulous story and I’m glad your legion of Readers know it too!

    1. Thank you, Judee! That means a lot to me! What would I do without your reminders to always have good chocolate within arms reach… 🙂

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  6. How super amazing! You are phenomenal!!!

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