Most people assume that all published authors are automatically millionaires, and that getting published is some sort of Get Rich Quick scheme. I even had a call from someone I’d meet very briefly at conference, asking me how to pitch his unwritten idea for a book. When I suggested he may want to write the book first, he said, “Well, that’s not going to happen. I’m not going to put in all that work if I don’t get a decent payday out of it.”
I suspect his great idea remains unwritten.