I love to help people share ideas.
I have my hands in a million different pies, which seems random to many people I know, but it really boils down to a passion for helping people look at the world in a new way.
It’s human nature to build silos around ourselves and our view of the world. Even if we try otherwise, we simply don’t know what we don’t know. By bringing a little chaos into the mix, and sharing in unexpected ways, you can change peoples lives.
It’s one of the reasons I was first drawn to social media. I’m not a marketer, and really the m-word tends to just make my brain hurt. I simply love the pure, disruptive, meritocratic way social media tools let people communicate. If you’ve got something interesting to say, you can be loud – you can go viral – and the whole world will hear you.
It’s also why I’m drawn to digital publishing. Once upon a time you needed a “publishing deal” to be a successful author. Now you have self-published authors selling thousands (millions, in some cases) of copies of ebooks and I don’t even know what a traditional “publishing deal” looks like anymore.
The whole industry is transforming, and the tools are in the authors’ hands to publish their own ebooks if they’re willing to do the work. Nothing is keeping them off the stage any longer.
How do I publish an ebook?
The trick is helping writers with good content navigate these new waters. I’ve been collaborating with podcaster and author, Evo Terra, on a project called ePublish Unum to offer information and classes for authors.
If you write, you have content. If you have content, we can guide you through getting it published on Amazon.com. The Quick and the Read is a six-week, on-line digital publishing courseÂ designed to provide authors with professional guidance through the process of editing, creating a cover, writing effective copy, formatting their book for Kindles, and getting it into the marketplace… while avoiding pitfalls along the way.
If you’re waiting to finish your novel before you publish something, you may want to reconsider. There is a huge demand for short work, so if you have 10,000 words committed, check out The Quick and the Read. If you’re unsure what might make a good ebook, check our list of ideas.
Roll up your sleeves, shake things up, and get yourself published!