When I pitched this book in 1997, all the big publishers met with me. But they all also told me that women wouldn’t buy the book. They said to me in meeting after meeting, “Women don’t buy investment books. You will be lucky to sell 10,000 to 15,000 copies.” Well, we proved them wrong — try over ONE MILLION in print.
Funny, right? Women buy 85% of all books and yet the publishers thought women wouldn’t buy one about money? Amazingly 20 years later,the publishers are still telling me “This won’t work.” Fortunately, my publisher believes in you and I just convinced them to print more copies.
Thank you Random House. Next up — an update for 2015 (mid-year). Stay tuned!