I don’t normally write anything self-congratulatory but I awoke this morning to find that I am finally a best-selling author. You might think that now I have hit the big time I may stop blogging but fear not as I am not yet a New York Times best-seller. I am though a best-seller in the Amazon categories of Bed and Breakfast books for reference and travel both Kindle and all books as well as achieving a top 10 ranking in the Kindle section of Business Travel.
I would like to say it has all changed my life. However royalties on a 99pence and 99cent ebook don’t get you very far… at least not in the cut-throat world of Bed and Breakfasts.
However, it has at least put a big smile on my face which hasn’t happened much this year. The best bit about it all is that people are reading what I write and though Bed and Breakfast or even Business Travel are not anything like as big a sector as the mainstream fiction or history categories, my book How To Get Rich Using Airbnb has at least beaten hundreds and even thousands of others of which only a few were ever ranked number 1 themselves.
It’s by no means an overnight success, over the last 3 months it has gradually risen from unranked to the top 100 before loitering in the top 20 for a few weeks and now getting the number 1 spot. Perhaps its slow and natural rise through the charts means it will stay near the top for a long time seeing as it got there without any advertising and next to know promotion, in fact I didn’t spend a single penny on it or the cover.
Hopefully it means I can vaguely write well and it is something to build on in the future. It may not be a glamorous field like fiction or history and the sales numbers are no ay comparable but whatever happens I’ll be able to console myself that in a very small way, I’ll always be a best-selling author.
To everyone who reads my blog, thank-you. For those who have ever bought anything I have written an even bigger thank-you and for those who are in the process of writing a book themselves, don’t give up. Success may be just around the corner!