by Angela Lauria April 18, 2013
It’s royalty reporting time here at The Difference Press (formerly Journey Grrrl Publishing). I love sending out royalty checks because it’s like getting to play Santa Claus. Unlike many independent presses, we don’t charge our authors and we don’t make money if they don’t make money so we are pretty invested in everyone’s success. So invested that until my COO pointed it out to me, I sort of missed a big story…. Each quarter we publish more books and the number of checks I write goes up — what I didn’t realize is that the amounts in each check are going up too! We are selling more and more books and the authors of those books are making a bigger and bigger impact in the world!
The dream I had for this company — which came to me in a coaching workshop with my coach Brooke Castillo — is a reality. This business sustains a handful of employees and the flow of money is a huge indication to me that this business is in alignment with the difference I want to make in the world.
But here’s what I’m wondering? What authors aren’t we reaching? Am I supposed to be writing your check next quarter or next year? Do you have a manuscript that’s done or in progress? Or maybe you just WANT to write a book and don’t know where to start.
Here’s what you need to know — we only publish non-fiction books written by life coaches and other healing professionals who are committed to putting what they have learned to use by helping others. We work with authors as partners and our authors retain their copyright to their work. Plus, unlike other publishers we help you market your book and we give you a royalty 5 times bigger than the big publishers.
A lot of people say big publishing is dead — self-publishing is the way to go — but we think there is a middle ground where we can work together as equals to make an even bigger impact.
If you think you have a book, we should talk about working together. I believe together, we can change the world, one book at a time.
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