Best Sellers Speak

Best sellers speak. What the heck does that title mean?

A reader could infer several things from this title.

* I'm a best seller, and I have something to say today.

* Books that are best sellers speak to readers.

* Authors who write best sellers said something that I'm going to quote today.

The Truth Is....

The title means all those things.

Yes, I am a Kindle Bestselling Author

I reached that status in 2011 with my first indie published ebook, Just One Look, and my other romance novels that followed.

Yesterday, I learned that Weddings on Main Street, the box set to which I contributed April Fool Bride, had a lovely orange #1 Best Seller banner next to it. Whoop!

Becoming a Best Seller is always exciting.

Yes, Best Seller Books Speak to Readers

These books have a certain something that readers embrace. They tell their friends about the books, and the books seem to fly off the shelves.

Yes, I'm Going to Quote Best Selling Authors

Authors a lot more popular and well-spoken than I have said some wise and witty things about best sellers--some are frankly hysterical. Here are a half dozen of my favorite quotations about best selling books and/or the authors who write them for your Sunday entertainment.

You don't need to be able to string a sentence together in a way that is elegant or even vaguely meaningful to produce a bestseller -- as Dan Brown has demonstrated time and again. ~ Anthony Horowitz

Writers have it easy. If you write a bestseller or have your book made into a movie, you'll never have to work again, or so the myth goes. ~ Sara Sheridan

Everywhere I go, I'm asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. ~ Flannery O'Connor

I've had all six of my books reach the New York Times bestseller list, which is especially rewarding seeing as I flunked out of high school twice because I couldn't write. It just goes to show you that we learn from our mistakes. ~ Robert Kiyosaki

I had a history for starting something and maybe getting halfway done. Then I'd see the same thing I was doing on the bestseller list! My ideas were right, but I hadn't done them fast enough. ~ Lori Greiner

If you write chick lit, and if you're a New Yorker, and if your book becomes the topic of pop-culture fascination, the paper might make dismissive and ignorant mention of your book. If you write romance, forget about it. You'll be lucky if they spell your name right on the bestseller list. ~ Jennifer Weiner

Takeaway Truth

Show me an author who says they don't want to be on the NYT Best Sellers list, and I'll show you a writer who plays fast and loose with the truth. We all want that!

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