New Author Reflects on his Ouevre

My book has been out for two years now. It didn’t exactly set the world on fire. I say this not in disappointment, not in surprise, but merely as disinterested observation. And in that spirit, before dismissing the prospect altogether, perhaps a little analysis is in order. I mean, what would constitute setting the world on fire, anyway? Enormous sales, a check in the mail—that’s a common measure. In this case, though, I’m not sure how you’d arrive at the appropriate amount. You could multiply hours spent working on the book by some arbitrary wage, I suppose. The World Bank Read more

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