Current Word Count: 56,865
First Draft of Manuscript Due: 55 Days
When I signed the contract with Bombardier Books I had just over 90 days to complete the first draft of the manuscript. So, as I planned out my writing schedule, I always considered myself to have had 90 days to finish the first draft, which means, in ten days I’ll be at the midpoint of my writing schedule. The good news is, I’ve actually much more like 90% done with the first draft. I have four more scandals/controversies to write about, and then the conclusion. There are a few topics I’ve already finished that I want to add a little bit to as well.
Bombardier Books should also have a cover design to show me soon. I’m very excited about that!
One year ago today, the paperback edition of The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama, was published.
As I’ve previously mentioned, I didn’t know back then the book would sell as well as it did or that it would become a bestseller. I certainly didn’t think that the paperback would move many copies, as independently published books tend to sell significantly more ebooks than paperbacks. In the first few months, ebooks outsold paperbacks roughly 15 to 1. Eventually, as overall sales grew, the ratio tightened to 2 to 1. The paperback once even reached a higher overall sales rank than the ebook.
As hard as it was to write the book and get it out there, I was never convinced it had more than a 2-month lifespan. Today, a year later, both the paperback and ebook editions continue to sell, each day recording multiple sales.
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