Wednesday, December 13, 2006

a little wisdom

[ zeldman ] What advice, if any, would you offer to all the self-publishers and would-be self-publishers out there?

[ leslie harpold ] Do it for fun, and most of all do something you personally care about. Most of all do it. Find your voice and then say something. The one cautionary statement I'd issue is do make sure you have something to say. I think everyone does, but I often see people confusing talking with having something to say. Once you figure out what that is, say it loud and say it well.
Publishing something you think people want is how things get homogeneous and boring. Don't be afraid to shake things up a bit.

Relish the fact that your gifts for love are so abundant.

— Leslie Harpold

Prove that you really believe beauty comes from within by believing that you're beautiful. Act beautiful. You always have, so I know you can.

— Leslie Harpold

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