Hypothetically lets say you have no prior published works. You write a novel that has the recipe for success. It is interesting, well written, has a catchy title, good cover art and a grabbing couple of paragraphs on the back. What are the odds of that book actually selling? Do most people have to build up a reputation before selling lots of copies? How important is the writing topic vs. quality of writing as far as number of books sold? If you could answer any of the questions or point me in the direction of a good link, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.