How do I learn to be a publisher?
As always it is about money. It seems to always be about money although I know it should not be. I am in the very tip of the southwest of Ireland, we do not have publishers here but there is a very vibrant community of writers, artists, etc. My wife and I have been involved in the publishing business peripherally for nigh on 20 years now, but just as hired hands, editing and typesetting. I am excited by all the youthful energy and changes in the business which are happening, that despite being 56 myself. An interesting project has come my way, however it is in Norwegian, so there are several hurdles to overcome to get it into English and then get it out there. If I won the lottery I would do it without hesitation but I have not won the lottery. The agent in Norway has thrown advances, percentages, etc. at me. So while I am numerate I have never done this stuff before are there any resources out there to help ‘do the math’? Great initiative by the way. Look forward to the conversation. Brendan