My publisher tells me that, despite a lot of good press and strong reviews, my book hasn't sold particularly well.
That's so frustrating... because throughout the editorial process there was a lot of relief that a book like this was finally being written. And with all of the people out there that I've interviewed that are in dire need of a book like it, the publisher did a pretty shitty job of getting the word out to them.
It's not about the money. It never was. I quit my job at the time I wrote the book because it wasn't about the money (I was billing $55/hr. at the time). I felt that I was doing something that was really going to help people who could learn from my own weird career path.
I suppose this is largely an issue of perspective, or my lack thereof. I've had a ton of e-mail from people that liked the book. The reviews are mostly positive. Headhunters love seeing it on my resume. I suppose I could blame the publisher. I don't know. I'm just really annoyed about the whole thing. It's often hard not to evaluate yourself on some level using external metrics.