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My husband said, "You've sold more books in six months than you've sold in almost 30 years of writing." 

And think about this, newbies.  I sold 1 book my first month, last June.  I sold 2 books last July.  Don't ever think it's over because you don't encounter immediate success. 

This is the best chance there is for authors to make their mark, so go for it! 

 

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Congrats! That's wonderful. It's nice to see this because of my one or two sales a month since March has made me wonder about this whole approach. Like I said, it's great to see.  ;D
 

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Congratulations, a good milestone to hit.  Last month I saw a couple of your titles rising quickly and I wondered, who is J. Carson Black?
 

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Wow. That is amazing. Keep it up. You're an inspiration.
 

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That's great!

I like it since I started this May, and sold just 1 ebook.  In June, so far, I've sold 12.  You story is one that inspires and motivates me.
 

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J. Carson Black said:
My husband said, "You've sold more books in six months than you've sold in almost 30 years of writing."

And think about this, newbies. I sold 1 book my first month, last June. I sold 2 books last July. Don't ever think it's over because you don't encounter immediate success.

This is the best chance there is for authors to make their mark, so go for it!
Fabulous success - congratulations!!

If you had one piece of advice to pass along (besides "be patient") what might it be?
 

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Thanks, guys - it's been a frustrating 30 years.  I think opportunity abounds for authors now.

One thing I got from an article by a business writer named Dale Dauten really stuck with me. He said that there are lots of things a company can try.  (Company, loosely being related to author).  It's trial and error, and they may have to go through tens, hundreds, thousands of possible solutions, but one or two or three will be right.  Companies can't turn on a dime, but authors can.  We can try one thing, and discard it, after a suitable trial period.  We can find the sweet spot, because we're nimble.  So try things, give it time, and see what results. 

Oh, and write the best book you can.
 

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This is timely...I've been a little depressed because I just started out and I've sold one so far this month. So there's hope! Thank you :D And congratulations!
 

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J. Carson Black said:
My husband said, "You've sold more books in six months than you've sold in almost 30 years of writing."

And think about this, newbies. I sold 1 book my first month, last June. I sold 2 books last July. Don't ever think it's over because you don't encounter immediate success.

This is the best chance there is for authors to make their mark, so go for it!
You have made my night with this post. Just beginning this path and hope is everything!
 

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Congratulations! I've thoroughly enjoyed Darkness At The Edge of Town; I can see why you're selling so many books!

 
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