We came to the conclusion tonight, that we had to admit the my children’s book has not done very well. Yes, people do really love it, however, it hasn’t sold. In the first month of it’s release, we’ve sold only about 150 units. So, we had to crunch the numbers, look at the obvious, and realize as wonderful as people love the book, it just isn’t selling.
You win some and you lose some. Now we might have not succeeded with this book, but that’s ok. You have to do your best to try and try again for as many wins as you can. This endeavor wasn’t a win for us, so we try again at something else. We don’t ever give up. Anyone who comes to this blog on a regular knows that we don’t give up. We aspire to the notions of resilience. If we didn’t succeed at this, we’ll try at something else. 🙂 This is not a defeat, it’s simply a loss. And that can happen. Sometimes you lose. But, it’s not always the end of the world.
People who hope never falter. They always rise above. Hope is the buoy provided when life tries to sink you. And we have enormous amounts of hope on this end. 🙂 Each and every one of you has been my buoy from the beginning. With you at my side, there is no way I could ever sink.
Now, it doesn’t mean the book is going away. We work on a print on demand situation with our printer If you order them, they get sent. So, the book will always be available as long as the internet works. But, we won’t be putting anymore resources nor time into pushing and promoting the book. We’re going to regroup, rethink and find another way to let our creative ways keep us afloat. We’ll come up with something else. And that is the mark of bravery: remembering that because something you attempted didn’t do well, isn’t a defeat. It’s simply a loss, a moment to learn. You can gain from losing. You can learn what you did wrong, what you did right, and how in the future you can do something noble and worthwhile that is loved the world over.
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