Forgive me Miss Snark for I have sinned. It's been 2 years since my last sale. I have unwittingly committed a Cardinal sin. I sold my first novel, it hit shelves last year but sales bombed and my big-name publishing house dropped me like yesterday's news. Now my agent is struggling to sell my next ms. Can Miss Snark offer absolution in the way of hope, or am I destined to only sell to vanity and e-presses for the rest of my life?
Selling 10,000 copies is bombing for Random House.
It's a nice tidy success for Greywolf Press, Ig Publishing, Softskull, and other smaller, less overheaded publishers.
Find a small press. Make friends with them. Sell them the paperback rights to the bomb.
Then sell them the tpo rights for book two.
Then kick some serious sales ass.
Then put "Miss Snark is Da Bomb" on the acknowledgments page and email me so I can buy a copy.