"Good artists exist simply in what they make, and consequently are perfectly uninteresting in what they are. A really great poet is the most unpoetical of all creatures. But inferior poets are absolutely fascinating. The worse their rhymes are, the more picturesque they look. The mere fact of having published a book of second-rate sonnets makes a man quite irresistible. He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise."
If you're good, you'll be at this for awhile. A few thank-yous along the way will get you a few you're welcomes. It's not a difficult equation to fathom. Such is the route I hope you take.
On the other hand, it is, however, disingenuous of me not to recognize that a strong persona can also sell books, often with less work. Such is the route I hope you think twice about.
But here your life becomes your own, and the choices you make are your own. I can only write down, here on this page tonight, this one request as your teacher. Remember how you felt about all of this as you were going through it, before you had a book, and especially before you had ten books. What did you hope you would become? It's worth remembering.
"A good picture is equivalent to a good deed."
--Vincent Van Gogh
And so it is with your fine new book. Thank you.