Originally Posted by Suzanna
Yes, but what if it doesn't sell and many of the books are returned?
You don't put 'shelves of the book in all book shops' (which would presumably mean paying a ton of money to the stores to encourage them to stock it) unless you expect to sell vast numbers of them.
As I said, the claims of vast marketing power, 'shelves of the book in all book shops' and a tiny advance... do not compute. If they really want a book that much, the author should have no trouble getting a six figure advance from them even today.