Amazon recently announced that it would be shuttering CreateSpace, the website that changed my life.
The best thing about the digital revolution is that there are almost no rules. Like independent films in the early ’90s, creators are using available technology to push boundaries and reinvent the way things are done. Thus, the rise of the e-book and the availability of self-publishing now allows a superfan to create their own digital scrapbook of their favorite writer/director/podcaster/author.
Even if you realize it’s hard, it’s still far harder than you realize
For some reason, we often don’t think of reading as productive.
For the past four years, I have sent out a monthly newsletter in which I summarize and review each book I read that month.
For decades, fans and critics begged for Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, to write another a novel.
In 2015, they finally got their wish. Kind of.
And, as always, you should be careful what you wish for.
“I’ve never tried to be some kind of serious literary artist.”
I know what you’re thinking.