Can You Spare Some Change?

Looks like Amazon’s changing its book business model from just being a seller to also being a publisher — the company will be publishing short stories as e-books for 49 cents. As an unpublished writer of fiction, it immediately drew my interest. Then I read Amazon would mostly deal with established writers. What about the many authors who haven’t been adopted into the industry yet?

Looks like Amazon’s changing its book business model from just being a seller to also being a publisher — the company will be publishing short stories as e-books for 49 cents. As an unpublished writer of fiction, it immediately drew my interest. Then I read Amazon would mostly deal with established writers. What about the many authors who haven’t been adopted into the industry yet?

I think businesses should be open to unexpected opportunities. Sometimes it’s the outsider’s perspective that could lead to great insight. A company’s culture and routine may blind it to betters way to achieve success. Or even worse, management could be blind to the holes they’ve dug themselves into unless someone a step removed points that fact out to them. And while consultants can provide this service, it usually takes a new face with lofty goals to really change things.

What do you think about freelancers and unorthodox talent?

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