A year ago today, The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama was first made available for pre-order. Back then, my coauthor Mark Noonan and I had no idea if the book would sell; we just felt the book had to be written. We couldn’t even imagine that it would become an Amazon bestseller. But, it did!
Since the book was put up, there hasn’t been a single day without sales. I kept expecting momentum to peter out, but sales continued. Within months, we sold the audio rights to an audiobook publisher. We hit #1 in the presidential biographies category a number of times and hit some amazing ranking numbers on Amazon. While other books came and went in the category, ours actually held on.
The book has also accumulated nearly 500 reviews… And even though 18 percent of those are bogus one-star reviews, the overall rating is currently at 4.3 out 5 stars!
The book achieved something a very tiny percentage of self-published books accomplish. And that success opened some doors for me. I have a new book deal with Bombardier Books, a new, nonfiction imprint of Post Hill Press. My new book, titled The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obama, will be published in 2018.
Publishing is a crazy business. You never know if something you write will take off. Books with big house publishers aren’t guaranteed success. Success with self-publishing happens, but it’s rare and difficult. It took a lot of hard work to spread the word about this book, and despite my limited resources, the book took off. It’s been a crazy adventure! Thanks to all of you that supported Mark and I this past year, and be sure to check out my new book when it is published. Click here to sign up to receive updates, and check back on this site from time to time!