Authors write the books and Authors are key in selling the books.
Nobody understands quite how hard it is to sell books like another author. How many times have you announced a publication deal and people respond by saying something like, "You'll be famous/rich/a celebrity...etc etc fill in the blank."
What is it that makes some people think a writer with a book out is a guaranteed path to wealth and fame? NOT. Most of us are struggling to even make our mark, getting paid an hourly wage (if we would dare to add it up) that is next to nothing. But what's cool about writers is the supportive atmosphere.
This was the germ of the idea that developed into Celery Tree the online bookstore that supports and pays the author. Author support is where it all began. An awesome quote from our Celery Tree email:
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown
"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it." ~Jesse Stuart
"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf