Gorilla Mindset’s successful launch leaves no room for doubt that SJW-controlled publishing houses actively discriminate against men.
I’ve already sold enough copies that, had I gone through a Big Six publishing house, I’d had almost certainly made the NY Times best seller list. (The NY Times best seller list specifically excludes self-published authors like me.)
It didn’t take a genius to realize Gorilla Mindset would sell.
Yet where’s my book deal?
Given the size of my audience, my writing ability, and my successful podcast, publishers should have been begging me to publish a book for them.
There is simply no guess work. My site traffic is well known, as is my Twitter follower count and pretty much ever other metric.
I’ve proven myself.
Do you want to guess how many book deals I was offered?
How many book agents or publishing house talent scouts reached out to me?
You guessed it.
If I had waited around to be recognized by mainstream publishing, I’d never have published a book.
Why I chose to self-publish Gorilla Mindset.
(It’s not sour grapes.)
Even if the SJWs who control publishing had offered me a book deal, I’d have declined. Yes, that sounds sort of like saying, “You can’t fire me, I quit!” When you look at the facts, you’ll see it’s not. There is actually only one reason to publish through a traditional publishing house, and that reason is not enough to outweigh the negatives.
The royalty to first-time authors is around $1 a book.
That’s not a typo. A first-time author, if he’s lucky, will have an advance of around $20,000. To earn back the advance the author must sell 20,000 copies, which is a spectacular amount of books to sell. If you sell 10,000 books, you have sold a lot.
My royalty by self-publishing is 70% of the Kindle list price ($8.99 list price, $6 royalty) and around $5 per paperback.
The royalty of my audiobook (coming soon) is 40% of whatever Audible lists it at (likely $19.99 list price, $8 royalty). Audible also gives self-published authors a $50 bounty if Gorilla Mindset is the first audiobook you ever listen to.
Traditional publishing houses also play accounting games, taking years to pay out royalties. I’ll soon start receiving a check from Amazon each month.
Why would I take less money to have some SJW hen peck me about how my writing, which came it at #3 in the competitive self-help category, should be “toned down”? What do they know?
Yes, there’s a massive market for men who want more out of life. This market is underserved.
The average book sells 500 copies.
Speaking of SJW incompetency, did you know only 10% of books sell more than 500 copies? I sold that many copies in a day.
A successful book sells between 7,500 to 10,000 copies.
I’ll hit that after a year all by my lonesome.
Could I have sold more than that by having my book in stores? Sure.
But I’d need to sell seven times as many books in order to make the economics of a traditional publishing house deal make sense.
Publishing houses censor artists.
Editors insist controversial figures like me water down books, even though it’s my controversial nature that differentiates me.
I say what I want on Twitter with no nag claiming it’s bad for “brand awareness.”
And I make more money than those who beg to big six publishing houses for a place at the table.
Some simple math: If I sold 10,000 copies of Gorilla Mindset through Simon & Schuster, I’d make $10,000.
What a joke.
That said, self-publishing has one (and only one) downside.
How the New York Times allows SJWs to discriminate against men.
Looking at sales data for my category, it’s almost certain I could have called myself a NY Times best-selling author. But I can’t, as the NY Times excluded Gorilla Mindset from its beauty contest, as self-published books are not allowed to compete with “real” published books.
This is the case even though Amazon.com reports book sales to the NY Times and thus the NY Times could easily allow self-published authors to enter the mix.
Why does the NY Times exclude self-published author? Simple. Power and control.
In order to ensure the “right people” (i.e., SJWs like those who work at the NY Times) remain in control of publishing, the NY Times keeps self-published authors off the list.
The only reason I’d ever consider publishing with a traditional publishing house would be to check off the NY Times best selling author off of my bucket list.
In order for me to call myself a NY Times best selling author, I’d have to grovel before bitter SJWs who know nothing about my work and who can barely sell more than 500 copies of a book!
No thanks NY Times!
(Celebrating the book launch and laughing at SJWs.)
Anyhow, I’ll have more to say about the launch.
In the meantime, thank you for helping me go full gorilla on SJWs by purchasing Gorilla Mindset.
- PDF (which is free if you buy the Kindle, Paperback, or Audiobook)
- Audible (coming soon).
UPDATE: Gorilla Mindset just cracked the top 20 best seller list in the Success category on Amazon. The Success category includes authors Tony Robbins, Sheryl Sandberg, Steven R. Covey, etc.
Gorilla Mindset is the only new release to make this list.