However, you can’t sell a book if the publisher pulls it. Ballantine Books had a five-book deal with Deen that kicked off with this fall’s book. However, the day after it hit number one on Amazon, Ballantine pulled it. The New York Post reported that Walmart told the publisher it would not carry the book.
There is no doubt that controversy or even negative publicity sells products - -but only if those products are made available.
Writing is my new full time job. When I started working on the novel, I did not realize how much novel writing was like a full time job. Even when not working on a novel I am writing a blog, making comments to other blogs, Facebooking and other social media, all to help market myself and my writings.