Several years ago, I wrote a book called The Leadership Secrets of Squirrels, under the pen name “Simon Silverback,” and quickly found an agent to represent the book. Publishers who read the book said they loved it, but didn’t think it would do well “in the current economic climate.” John Wiley almost pulled the trigger on a deal, but cancelled when they learned that one of their subsidiaries, Jossey-Bass, had scheduled a business book with “squirrel” in the title. Not like my book at all, but I guess they didn’t think the book world could deal with two squirrels at once.
We added a terrific foreword by Robert L. Lorber, co-author of Putting the One-Minute Manager to Work. Nothing happened.
More time passed.
Still nothing. So, with the advice and consent of my agent, I am going to self-publish an e-book and make it available through all the usual eSuspects, in all formats, for all devices.
I’m hoping sales will be sufficient to attract an ink-on-paper publisher. If not, I should at least get enough in royalties to support my Starbucks habit.
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