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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gone with the Wind

On this day June 30, 1936, Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind" was published.
She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for this book.  Between the time she published it and December of 1936, in six months she sold 855,000 copies.  Without Television or the Internet!  As I have mentioned in previous posts, more people read back then.  Even fast forward twenty years to the 1950's and the average high school student had almost twice the vocabulary that our children have today.  855,000 copies!  How many of us Indie Authors would like to see six month sales figures like that!  I published my first E-book in January of this year and have a grand total of 48 sales in my first six months, but "Whisper" can't hold a candle to "Gone with the Wind".
I wanted to share this history tidbit with you as to what we all can aspire to shoot for.


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