The Bestseller Code inspired Roberta Gibson to launch a book club to read all 100 of the machine recommended novels at the back of our book. There is an open invitation to join the club, and Roberta is calling on both readers and writers to discuss what makes some books sell. Follow this link for more details and let us know how you get on. Hopefully, we can join in the conversation some weeks, especially when the club gets to The Circle! We love this idea.
Even though the Bestseller Code has only been released for a few days, we have been inundated with emails from self-published and newly published authors, and small presses. We are so pleased to hear that writers are enjoying the book and finding value in it—and we have read yours emails requesting analysis of your manuscripts. At this time, we are not offering individual manuscript reviews, but we hope that the information in our book will give you lots to work with. If you are interested in the next steps for the “bestseller-meter," please add your name to our mailing list.
What is it that makes readers tick? What has them keeping the pages turning, bath water cold, phone ignored, long into the night? The authors of The Bestseller Code call this narrative addiction, the result of a special kind of stardust that only a fraction of writers get just right.