Book doesn't sell well
by Joseph Narimattom
Valley of the Mountain Goddess
My newly published children's book doesn't sell as well as I'd expected.
My first children's book in English, THE VALLEY OF THE MOUNTAIN GODDESS was published in Feb. last and is available for sale on Amazon.com. But to my great disappointment, it doesn't sell as I had hoped.
The story was edited, beautifully illustrated, but no one buys.
A jungle story set in the evergreen forest, each page, each chapter is full of adventure and suspense.
Targeted to teens of the urbanized world, the book tells the exciting story of the survival of two boys of twelve in a tiny valley, deep in the wilderness.
Supposed to be the abode of the bloodthirsty goddess of the tribes, the boys come across many frightening sights, like a skeleton lying full-length on a rock and heaps of human skulls and bones in the valley.
They survive, hunting down birds and catching fish from the stream that flows through the valley.
Their imprisonment in the valley with tall cliffs all around, when they devise an ingenious method to overcome the barrier that separates them from the civilized world.
I'm sure the story is an exciting one. To overcome the possible limitations of style and grammar, I got it edited. But, the book doesn't sell!