Author’ is the Title Written on My Heart
  • Robin Sutton
  • August 12, 2018
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The Beatles song “Paperback Writer” has always been one of my favorite tunes. Not only am I a huge fan of the Fab Four, but this song seemed to speak directly to my own hopes and dreams. Being a published writer has been my goal since childhood according to my Mama. Bad Poetry, Harsh Critics,…

People Powered by Publishing
  • Robin Sutton
  • August 11, 2018
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Few societal advancements can claim that they absolutely shaped the course of mankind like publishing.  Since the dawn of time, people have shared information through words and pictures. Technologies we take for granted today were once revolutionary, like the advent of paper, and the recording of information by the ancient Sumerians in 4000 BC which…

Publishing is a Tough Industry From Top To Bottom
  • Robin Sutton
  • August 10, 2018
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Do you remember the story about David and Goliath? The publishing industry is a bit like Goliath in that it is big, slow, dominant and runs the show, all the time. Authors are like David but without the slingshot. It is not personal Would-be authors could save themselves a lot of heartaches if they were…

Are the vagaries of the publishing industry a representation of today’s zeitgeist?
  • Robin Sutton
  • August 9, 2018
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It turns out there is no provenance to suggest the aphorism about living in interesting times is either old or Chinese. But here we are, living in interesting times. Politics is nothing but a 140 character soundbite with an hour lifespan and the idea there are consequences to actions is outdated. In all this uncertainty,…

What Would Shakespeare Think of the E-book?
  • Robin Sutton
  • August 8, 2018
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In 2008 Steve Jobs made the comment ‘no one reads any more’. As Jeff Bezos knows, that it not true. A recent Author Earnings report noted from 2016 to early 2017 Amazon sold over 487,298,000 electronic books. Assuming this was over a 15-month period, it equates to nearly 32.5million books a month. Clearly, people are…