True success endures long after the initial hype and flurry of desire has ended. There are so many tricks to getting on best seller lists for a few weeks that writers and their publishers pull off. But, let’s face facts. Most of the books that make these lists are going to be long forgotten in only a few, short years.
I believe that the true measure of a writer’s ultimate success is not if they convince people to buy their book today, tomorrow, or even next week. Rather,it is if people are still motivated to buy their book in thirty years without it being pushed upon them and promoted.