This post will showcase how little I know about publishing. Maybe you know more and can answer my questions.
Why, when two books are in the same genre and incorporate the same components: strong mc, two conflicting love interests, good writing, twists and turns, world building, etc does one gain more attention, higher revenue, more publicity and even movie rights when the other doesn't?
Is it the agent? The publishing house? Some tiny writerly thing that I'm overlooking during my comparison?