you should make a pamphlet on freedom but dont use that word
I am going to write it and call it commen sense
Even though i finised it a still am not able to publish it
Benjamin Rush encouraged Paine to write a pamphlet on independence, though he cautioned him not to use that word. The idea of independence made many colonists uneasy.
I will publish it for you
On October 1775, Pane began working on the essay he would call Common Sense.
I cant belive i sold 120,000 copies in only a couple months
By December, Paine had finished his essay. But he had trouble getting it published. The subject of independence was just too hot for many publishers to handle. As Paine noted at the time, colonists were so attached to Great Britain
wow! i became a best selling author and was able to change the world with my pamphlet
Paine found a publisher who agreed to print a thousand copies as a pamphlet.
Within a few months, readers had bought more than 120,000 copies of Common Sense. By the end of the year, 25 editions had been printed. Hundreds of thousands of copies were in circulation throughout the colonies. It is estimated that as many as half of all colonial citizens had either read the pamphlet or had it read to them.
Common Sense was a runaway success. And Thomas Paine was America's first bestselling author.