Okay, so you know I quit my job (assuming you frequent this blog. If you don’t, welcome, and I quit my job. Consider yourself caught up). But you probably have no idea what I did for a living the last five years because I purposely never mentioned my company’s name on this blog, or made references to my work.
I worked for BookSurge (now CreateSpace). I sold publishing packages for three years, and then served as the author marketing specialist for a year and a half and finally ended my time there writing for the corporate blog. I LOVE the company. I didn’t leave because I was unhappy there. I left because my duties started to interfere with my writing, and I wasn’t able to be aggressive enough to build my own personal brand. Writing and selling books is what I do. Can’t help it. Sometimes I wish I could because the benefits suck. But that’s for another blog post.
Today, I’m serving notice that I am going to start talking about publishing and self-publishing a lot more on this blog. I study the industry obsessively, and I am endlessly fascinated by it. I know there are a lot of writers/authors out there with questions about print-on-demand, self-publishing, traditional publishing, blah, blah, blah. Consider me the Perez Hilton Edward R. Murrow of publishing news, rumors, etc. If you have questions, fire away in the comment section, follow me on Twitter, Friend me on Facebook, send me an email, whatever. I’ll answer it here or in a video. Don’t be shy. Ask away. If I don’t get any questions, I’m going to pretend I do each week and answer questions from John Smith in Poughkeepsie or some other generic named person living in an oddly named city. Don’t make me humiliate myself like that. Just ask me questions!
So, for our first question, John from Poughkeepsie asks:
“Just how sexy is Jeff Bezos in person?”
Wow, John, that was really inappropriate and very sexy.
Let’s turn the dignity dial back up a couple of notches with this segment from NPR.; iPad Could Help Self Publishers Kick Open Doors