That Pugh was not forthcoming out of the box — that she did not volunteer the higher figures from the start of conversations with Broadwater — further damages her credibility. I mean, come on: If you sold 100,000 copies of a book, you’d remember that. It would be up there with your wedding or birth of a child. To any writer, getting a deal for 100,000 books would be a life-changing, talent-affirming, Beemer-buying bonanza. You could tell everyone you’re a best-selling author.