The latest adventure in my life began the way most of my crazy ideas begin – it was the direct result of a conversation with my friend Roger.
I had just received a new Kindle 2 for my birthday, and I was completely hooked. This amused most of my friends, in part because I’m the same person who refuses to received email on his cell phone. I’m just not one of those people who jumps on the bandwagon for the latest technological “toys”. This made Roger wonder exactly what it was about this device that made it so special.
We spent lunch that day talking about the Kindle. We talked about how books could be purchased directly from the device, and how anyone could publish a book for the Kindle. It suddenly occurred to both of us why this little book reader was so special. The simple truth is that this device was going to help change the way we read and purchase books. More importantly, it might even change the way publishing was done.
The researcher in me kicked in at that point. I wanted to learn everything I could about publishing. More importantly, I wanted to learn how this new technology might change the way publishing was done. The conclusion of this research was that technology was indeed going to change the way publishing was done. The result of this research was my decision to start Divertir Publishing.
The purpose of this blog is to share my experiences starting a publishing company. For people who are looking to start an independent publishing company or to self-publish their work, I’m hoping this blog might provide the information you need to get started. For people already working in the publishing industry, I’m hoping this blog will provide an interesting view from an outsider looking in.
I’m hoping this will be an interesting journey. Feel free to join me.
Dr. Ken Tupper