And here we are.
So many good and positive things have happened, been conceived, and shown themselves in the last few days, weeks really. One of the more poignant things would be a conversation that I just had with a sales person from LinkedIn.
The conversation started with, what is your business, where do you want to go and what are you doing to build it? I went into the history of Breaking Rules Publishing, what we’re doing, what we’re trying to accomplish. The writing community that we’re building and the challenges that we’re facing with the virus. Said salesman went on to say that they have a process that will bring us over 400K a month with some simple steps. He went on to explain by charging authors 10-30k to publish and market their books that we would build a better business and become more successful.
It was clear that he hadn’t listened to my story about why I started to write. The challenges that I had with my first agent and publisher. How my first agent and publisher wanted to turn my book into something that I didn’t recognize. It was clear that he didn’t hear me say that the purpose of Breaking Rules Publishing is to be a place of security, promise and community for the writers under our umbrella. He only saw dollar signs. I can’t blame him, we all want money and we all want success. However, there is a moment when integrity has to step in and take the lead.
My response to Mr. Salesman was that by following his plan we would be turning a blind eye to the mission and goals of our company as well as turning our back on the authors that have not only come to us already but those that have yet to come. We are not a vanity press and we will never be one.
It is my hope that with the new programs and processes as well as authors that are coming in 2021 – that we will be fine. That we will all find the success that we write for. We don’t have to recreate our company, like my first book, into something that I /we don’t recognize. We can stand strong and find the ways that we need to turn 2020 around and make Breaking Rules Publishing the publishing house that it was meant to be.
Stay with us – we’re turning this machine around and making it a success and we’re bringing all of you with us.
Author Christopher Clawson
My thoughts and feelings.