The Hustler

I sold a copy of my book to a telemarketer yesterday. Usually, I ignore numbers that I’m fairly certain are spam, but this one originated from Washington D.C. and I thought, Hey, it might be President Biden, so I accepted the call.

Turns out, it wasn’t Potus, but it wasn’t exactly a telemarketer either. Instead, the caller was from a charitable organization that I support. I politely listened to the caller’s spiel and then replied, “I’m sorry, but I can’t make a recurring monthly donation at this time. I’m a self-published author and I’m never sure what my royalties will amount to.”

“Oh?” She said. “What do you write?”

I grinned to myself. “I have a novel that was published in December. Mayhem at the Happy Valley Motor Inn and Resort.”

“She laughed and said, “What?”

I repeated the title.

“Oh my,” she said. “I’m buying that right now!”

We talked a few minutes more then said our goodbyes.

At the top of the hour I checked my sales on Kindle Direct Publishing. Now, I have no way of knowing if the kind caller was the purchaser of my book, but I did make a sale for an ebook that hour. And that’s why they call me, The Hustler. (Note: I think I’m the only one to use that nickname, but maybe I’ll start a trend.)

Peace, people!

Maybe next time….

Peace, people!

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

28 thoughts on “The Hustler”

  1. So, you go to Substack and look around and see if you would be interested in sharing with some people the tries and trials and tidbits about becoming an independent author and publisher, along with your other day by day (mis)adventures. It’s about marketing….but a dual purpose…won’t lean on ya about it again, but you owe it to yourself and your work to give it a gander ….

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