Me: I’m selling my new eBook for 99 cents which means I only make $0.30 a copy. [My husband] has been making fun of me because I’d have to sell 100 before I could even take him out to dinner with the profits. 

My brother: Whatever, you’re building your brand and driving traffic and all this other stuff… tell him he’s a jerk. Have you sold any yet?

Me: Well, I haven’t started marketing it at all yet since I just got home from RI and I’ve sold 5 copies. I’ll have a better idea of what to expect once I start to promote it in earnest. 

My brother: Five copies? You should slam a Diet Coke down on his desk and go, “Ha! Who says I can’t buy you dinner!”


I love that boy.