This tactic does NOT work for me. It comes across as guilt-tripping people to purchase.
[spoiler]And I say this as someone who's on 150mg of Zoloft daily.[/spoiler]
I am not responsible for your career.
I am not responsible for your health.
Guilt-tripping people's consciences comes across as desperate, and that's VERY off-putting for potential customers.
You are NOT the only author with this condition out there. But you do seem to be the only one trying to guilt-trip people into buying your books.