The numbers of books you sell is an indication of the appreciation by your readers and maybe these readers influence other readers to buy your books.
A literary prize is another way of appreciating a book. This year the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has received a literary award, presented by Barnes & Nobel. In this article you will find more about the prize and the reasons behind it. And you will find out it is not about a book, but about something else. Curious?