From my experience over the last decade, there is no real accounting for book sales. Or perhaps there is. My books How To Write A Non-Fiction Book in 60 Days, Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing and Say it Right: How to Write Speeches and Presentations tend to sell well year ’round. I presume that is because there is a year ’round demand for them from people who want to write, of finish, their non-fiction books, from those who want to start, or elevate, their freelance writing career and from those who have to give speeches and presentations at any time of the year.
However, sales of Unblock Writer’s Block: How to face it, deal with it and overcome it tend to be dormant, until this time of year and in early January. I guess this is the time of year when writers who feel that they are stuck resolve to overcome their barriers and blocks and get on with writing, especially creative writing.
With over 70 writing exercises to get you started and keep you writing, Unblock Writer’s Block must feel like a New Year’s resolution, or the book that will help writers keep their New Year’s resolutions — to overcome blocks and to write on a daily basis.
Or as the book promotion says:
If you feel as if you are stuck in a prisoner’s block, then consider this book a set of tools baked in a cake and delivered to your cell. They will help you break out of the block, so you will be free to write again.
So it is interesting to watch sales of this book spike as we approach the new year. Like gym memberships. Only this book is a workout for the writer’s mind! And let’s face it, almost every writer can use a little help now and then to get into shape…. May 2017 be a get fit and break through writing year for you!