I’m continuing on with this series of take-aways from Seth Godin’s blog posts. These are just my take on what he says.
Looks like I’m going to keep this “lessons learned series” going for a bit. Maybe for a year or so
or until I get bored with doing it.
In any case, here are some of my takeaways from reading Seth Godin’s blog.
You may be wondering what the above image has to do with my publishing journey. Well, let me explain … BTW, the following contains at least one or two affiliate links …
By the end of 2011, I could see that counting on Amazon for sales after not becoming KDP-exclusive was a failing strategy. Even so, I refused to make my novels exclusive to them. It seemed like it would be more than an affront to indie publishing. It struck me as the worst possible way to withdraw support for what I saw as a dangerously monopolistic company.
An interesting thing happened to me during the horrible collapse of my book sales and income in 2011/2012. I ended up making the quarterfinals in a screenwriting contest!
At this point, I reached a definite crossroads in my career. Should I pursue screenwriting seriously? At my age???!!!