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You won’t get rich as a writer—unless you sell a million copies or more! But an extremely small percentage of books sell a million. So you should be prepared to make almost no money with your book. And if you’re dealing with a dishonest publisher, you won’t know for sure how many books were actually sold. (You could subscribe to Nielsen Book Index. It tells you how many of your books were sold. But Nielsen charges you an arm and a leg.) If you want to know how many copies your book has sold on Amazon.com, Amazon will tell you the rank of your book in terms of sales.