What Does It Take To Be A “Bestselling Author”? $3 and 5 Minutes. | Observer

Like any entity the size of Amazon there will be some flaws in the system. Here, Brent Underwood exposes what could be a serious issue in the Amazon “Best-seller” system – and why that #1 Bestseller banner you see beside a title may be vastly misleading.

How many copies did I need to sell be able to call up my mother and celebrate my newfound authorial achievements? Three. Yes, a total of three copies to become a best-selling author. And I bought two of those copies myself!

The reason people aspire to call themselves “bestselling author” is because it dramatically increases your credibility and “personal brand.” It can establish you as a thought leader. You’re able to show that you not only wrote a book, but that the market has judged it to be better than other books out there. It’s a status symbol, one of that cashes in on the prestige of one of man’s oldest past-times. At last, I had acquired this coveted title for myself.

Source: What Does It Take To Be A “Bestselling Author”? $3 and 5 Minutes. | Observer

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