Nicely done, JulianaDragoness, and funny too. I am going to say "yes," it is a success for the author, because he or she, I'm sure, has learned a lot from writing it. Success or failure is not always determined by sales or in financial terms. Many inventors have failed many times before finally creating what they were attempting to create. Failure can be seen as the road to success, even for a book about failures that doesn't sell. It was written and put on the market, so it represents a learning experience. Maybe once it is improved, or the marketing of it is improved, it will become a best seller. Great question.