A Carol Type of Success
To all you creative dreamers out there.
Charles Dickens paid all expenses for the production of A Christmas Carol. He expected the initial profit to be about £1,000, but because he insisted on expensive bindings and illustrations, the first 6,000 copies brought him £230. The earnings for the following year - £744.
It may not have produced a triumphant monetary return, but the Carol became a story which changed the world.