This girl is selling a MILLION copies a year of her fiction WITHOUT A PUBLISHER on the Kindle platform.
Here’s the Business Insider story about her. Here’s the original blogger’s story about her, from whom BI got their story. Here’s her personal blog. (Hey, but at least everybody’s linking!)
Arcade Fire not only is selling millions, filling up stadiums without a RECORD LABEL, they also just won the GRAMMY for Record of the Year.
You can Google them.
These are amazing stories. Publishing and Music have cracked because technology has enabled them to be produced for 1/10th, 1/100th, 1/100oth of what they cost 10, 20 years ago.
Motion Pictures still cost millions. So that category hasn’t cracked. But even if you want to be an actor or director, you’ve got the tools to start (HD Cameras, Computer Video Editing) and a distribution channel for free to get you noticed (Mainly Youtube).
I would definitely say this is the age of the person who wants to be “into” what they are doing. If you are the type of person who is just in it for the glamor and wants everyone else to handle the details, well there’s still room for about 5 of you in music, 4 in Pulp Fiction, and maybe 10 males, 10 females in “acting,” but even these positions are rapidly losing not only space, but more importantly “authenticity” and “mind-share.”
Whatever you want to do, if you are really into it. I mean REALLY into it. As in LOVING IT FOR WHAT IT IS and NOT IT’S REWARD, then your time has come. You have the chance to be on the edge of excitement all the time.
Authenticity not only makes you happier and leads you to unexpected discoveries, authenticity SELLS. So in this day and age, the more you do follow your love, the more success your going to have.
Follow the “Thin wax string of your desire.” That’s what the Theseus myth is about. It’s thin because it represents “intent” and following your “inner” voice which is unlike any other, unique to you.
It will lead you out of the maze, the Labyrinth.
The electronics revolution reduced the cost of production, and the Communications’ Revolution is rapidly reducing the cost of distribution.
The cost of finding what you love is infinite if you listen to the outside World and ZERO if you listen to your INNER VOICE.
Business Insider: “This 26-Year-Old Is Making Millions Cutting Out Traditional Publishers With Amazon Kindle”
Novelr: “The Very Rich Indie Writer”
My Blood Approves: The Blog of Amanda Hocking
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