Just yesterday, RootSky Books, our book publishing company, turned 12. It’s been through many changes since those early days where my only aim was to self-publish my own books and get my words out to the world. And through those changes, I’ve learned a lot. A lot that can help you as you grow your writing business.
First, a bit of the history.
I accomplished my first goal of self-publishing my own books and as a result, landed a book deal. I self-published my first two novels, As If Nothing Happened and Sacrifice the One before landing the book deal. As If Nothing Happened came in 2002 and Sacrifice the One two years later. The agent came in 2005 and the book deal in 2006, I believe. (Memory gets a little hazy on the details.) Self-published books? Check. Agent? Check. Book deal? Check.