This is the new era of publishing. Today, online, an individual can research, produce, publish, and distribute worldwide, in print or digital form, works that are limited only by imagination.
Initially, the idea of writing a book was exciting, but the thought of getting it published tempered our enthusiasm. While writing Things Change, we contacted dozens, and dozens, and then more dozens, of editors, publishers and agents. We did not receive one reply.
Consternation set in. I decided to contact a person I knew forty years ago who had, literally, a Hall of Fame writing career, including at least two NYT best sellers. I asked him for a name of someone I could contact, who might be able to steer me in any direction, to get our new book in front of anyone who could help us move it forward. We were really stretching for help.
I was asking this guy for a favor. We don't hang out any more, and haven't for forty years, but we had been in contact in the past couple of years, so I didn't have a problem calling him.
We're on the phone and I'm asking for direction. And he's saying something that I don't understand. And I'm asking again. And he's talking louder and faster and I'm still not getting it.