Originally Posted by Anne Lyle
I think you're being too modest, Ian - but on the other hand we both had the good fortune to bump into people who are forthright about what they like
It's a mix of luck and a good book, in my experience. You could spend months shopping a manuscript, or meet exactly the right person straight away - but without a good book, that opportunity is worthless. And you have to put yourself in the way of opportunity, rather than sitting back and hoping it will happen.
Sometimes the opportunities remain elusive - but I'm a firm believer in making your own luck
You come across as a very successful author. How many books have you had published and how many did they sell?
I've been in sales for thirty years and numbers are everything to me, so I'm just interested in what the nuts and bolts of your sales figures are?