People keep buying my Radical Elements of Radical Success book - and I have no idea why or who! I haven't done my Radical Elements presentation anytime recently. I haven't done any marketing at all. I hardly even mention it here on this blog. How do people hear about it? What makes them buy it? Why don't they buy the other stuff?
It's not selling in large quantities, mind you. Just a trickle, actually... but a regular, steady trickle. Often, it's the eBook version - I continue to be surprised at how popular that format is. Other times, it's the print version. But just about every month, two or three are purchased (sometimes more).
The thing is, I have sort of mixed feeling about the book itself, and therefore about these sales.
It was my first book, and I'm (mostly) proud of it... but it was never the book I wanted to write. It's the book I felt I had to write. It's certainly not the genre I wanted to write in. Personally, I can't stand success-lit books. That's largely why I wrote it - to counter the nonsense in that genre. But at the same time, I'm not sure it completely escaped the genre's inherent pitfalls...
I still think it's a good book. I still think it offers some useful ideas, principles and stories. I still believe the stuff I wrote in it (although some of the examples are starting to get dated). But I wouldn't write it the same way today. In fact, I don't think I'd presume to write it at all. But I still get excited to see that people are buying it.
Excited... and confused.