Did dinosaurs and gazelles even exist at the same time? [Note: Turns out they did . Thanks Wikipedia.]
The Tortoise and The Hare…Sort Of
Picture a dinosaur and a gazelle, all decked out in their matching tracksuits for a footrace. Which would reach the finish line first? The hulking dinosaur (in his snazzy Juicy Couture pink-and-black getup) or the swift gazelle (in a modest Nike windbreaker and pants)? Would be able to better adapt to sudden obstacles, whether it’s a bump in the road or a meteor raining down from the sky? Which is still around today? Yup, you got it, the gazelle.
Well, it turns out dinosaurs are a lot like the publishing industry. Big, bulky, slow to change and maneuver. Luckily, you, as an author, are a gazelle. You have the power to choose your publishing direction, to dictate the look and feel of your book, which markets you reach out to, and how exactly you touch them. This is the power (and burden) of self-publishing.Continue Reading