I wish I could say I am the author of that statement, but alas, not yet.
It was so hot here in the Hudson Valley this weekend I spent a lot of time in the air conditioned indoors doing research on the Internet about book marketing and promotion, and came upon a number of very helpful and interesting web sites. James W. Lewis' in-depth article "50 Reasons Why My Debut Novel Sold 10,000 Copies" is chock-full of useful information. He sent me a PDF of the article which will help me to better organize my marketing efforts. Trying to sell a novel is a lot like climbing a mountain - for me, Mount Everest! - but if you take one step and move one inch at time you can be successful. http://www.jameswlewis.com/
I also stumbled upon Wise, Ink, hosted by two editors dedicated to helping indie authors navigate the world of publishing. They offer a wealth of information on topics writers need to know, especially on twitter, something I'm trying to master. They also offer editorial services. http://www.wiseinkblog.com/category/hashtags/
Where Writers Win is another super site that helps authors market and sell their books and offers author website training, author-specific social media, professional media training, vetted book review directories, book club sourcing, and all the KEY areas you need to address as an emerging author. I may join their Winners Circle.
As you can see, authors need to extend themselves in order to realize their goals, and building a network of helpful professionals who are willing to share their skills and talents - often for free - is a must. You can't be shy in this business!