What is the catch? 👇 (hint: there is none)
Beyond purely “getting the job done,” a large portion of knowledge work is paying forward - educating others and sharing the lessons we have learned. Thus, the hope that someday, someone (or our future selves) will use our work as a stepping stone, a small but meaningful part of a giant leap forward.
Alright, alright, I admit I got carried away a little. But the fact is, it brings an enormous amount of satisfaction, bringing thoughts out that others could find amusing, helpful, or inspiring. It’s the reason I keep writing this blog. It’s also why I put together and self-published a small book amid the COVID Pandemic.
Speaking of the Pandemic, it must have been a catalyzing moment for others, too, as I have witnessed many fellow programmers (and non-programmers alike) plunge into self-publishing. Sadly, the result is many outstanding contributions that don’t always get the credit they deserve.
Writing a book is hard; selling it is ten times harder. I know this first-hand. Despite the ease of reach of social media and networking, the only real factor that will convince someone to buy something is if others have purchased and enjoyed it. In the stream of unlimited chatter, words get lost as soon as they appear. Getting the word out is through people with a trusted audience.
I want to be one of those people for you. I would love to read your work and share my honest review with my readers. I did that once, and it was a super fun experience that ultimately brought a few more readers to get the author’s book.
What’s the catch? #
As in, what is in it for me? Well, get me a digital or print copy of your book to read and review, and I’d say we are square. Let’s put it like this: I hope to learn as much from your work as possible, and that should offset the rest. Ultimately, I will do my best to get the word out to my audience, hoping that it will bring in a few new excited readers to you.
How does that sound? Interested in trying it out. Drop me an email, and we can discuss it.
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