First published on www.publishersweekly.com
Smith’s idea was that life should be more about being selfless and less about yourself. As the marriage blog post surpassed 30 million views, representatives from morning news shows, talk shows, and major websites started calling, and he began hearing from publishers. He signed his first deal in January 2014 with Shadow Mountain Press, which released Marriage Isn’t for You in May 2014. The book has sold almost 3,000 copies, according to Nielsen BookScan, a solid number for a niche publisher.