The publishing world today is quite complicated! The days where the big publishing houses were the only option have been over for some time, but it still feels like that should be goal. But why? Just to say that Random House is publishing your work, which would be pretty cool for sure, but it wouldn’t guarantee the readers would find your work now would it?
Bookstores, contrary to popular belief, are not gone. They have, like so many other industries, re-imagined themselves. There are still some large ones, but for the most part, there are small bookstores combined with coffee
shops or bakeries or even a bicycle shop. The possibilities are endless. What will bring the people in the door? Who doesn’t love a great cup of coffee and good book? And that book may be physical, or it may be digital, or audio.
I have to think outside the box too. But first, I need to know what made the box and how it is constructed. And then there is that whole “brand” thing. And I do love the smell of hot shoeing.