May 20, 2016

How Are Your Book Sales?

I have no idea. 

My latest book, The Purpose Effect, published May 10, some ten days ago. 

A few people have been kind enough to ask, “How is the book launch going, Dan?” or “How are book sales, Dan?”

The questions come from a place of kindness. I respect the questioners’ curiosity and interest in me and/or the book. 

But truthfully I don’t know. 

Perhaps more importantly I don’t care. 

Well, I do care, but not from a sales perspective, per se. What I care about is that the book makes a difference, that it is making a difference. 

If that difference is with one person, fab! 

For example, I received the following:

I think we all seek “purpose”. That purpose will change over time and may be multi-factorial in nature. Thanks Dan for helping me start finding mine again.

That’s all I need to know. 

Someone was touched by the book. The words meant something to someone. The prose is making a difference. 

And that’s good enough for me.

One Reply to “How Are Your Book Sales?”

  1. Or, something like this: “I have Just finished reading The Purpose Effect. Bloody brilliant and thank you. I have worked for the local authority for 30 years, mainly in social work and I need you to know that this book makes a lot of sense to me and has come at the right time. I will be recommending this book to my team and colleagues.”

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