Sunday, February 19, 2006

The Long Odds of POD

Girl: What if someone pitched a POD book to you and told you it had sold 1000 units in 6 months? Or 3000 units in a year? What kinds of stats turn your head?

Jenny [Bent of Trident Media] : I always hope for even better stats than that, but if someone has amazing reviews and is making Amazon bestseller lists, it tends not to matter. Many of the POD books that have become best-sellers have numbers like that initially.


Or what about the average POD vanity book 75 copies in three years? How would those numbers turn your head? Straight to the round file it seems from this. That would be most of them including mine. I'm guessing her idea of "amazing reviews" doesn't mean amateur reader friends on Amazon either.

2 Comments:

Blogger Bookfraud said...

i saw that post too. i would have liked some examples. you're right about the circular file, too.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

It's extremely rare for a vanity book to move on up to the eastside. Congratulations on the recognition.

12:15 PM  

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