Fairy Tale Fail: Some facts and figures
On this day (or yesterday, in US time) in 2010, Fairy Tale Fail was made available for purchase on the Amazon Kindle Store. Some facts and figures related to this book:
Is Fairy Tale Fail based on the unbelievable true story of someone you know: Yes
First draft was finished in: September 2009 (Sooo different from published version)
Why is this plot familiar/derivative: Its structure was based on about 20 of the 31 narratemes (in proper sequence) of Vladimir Propp’s Morphology of the Folktale. Chapter headers explaining this were removed later though.
Does the office building in the novel exist: Yes it’s in Salcedo Village.
Did you name this character after me: If I went to high school with you, yes.
How many people did it take to put this together: 4. Me (author), an editor, a photographer, and a cover designer.
Did you pay any of them: Not at the time, but now my editor and photographer are getting a percentage of anything the book earns. The cover designer (my husband) legally owns half of anything I make anyway.
Ebooks sold in 1 year: Over 4,000
Paperbacks sold so far: Over 30
Thank you, friends and readers, for making this such an excellent year. There’s a lot still to be done to promote awareness about the book locally, but I’ll find time to do that eventually.
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