Dear Miss Snark,
I wrote a really great book, sent out a bunch of queries, but inexplicably had no luck landing an agent. I decided to self-publish as an interim step on my path to fame and fortune. Sales have been extremely strong --- 19 copies sold in only eight months! Since these sales figures prove my book has the potential to be a huge commercial success, I’m going to highlight the numbers as I begin to query agents once again.
Here’s my question: Should I leave out the fact that it was me that bought all 19 copies?
no no. You want to make sure the agent knows you're fully committed to the marketing of your book.