There are people out there making a good living (a better living than I am, too) advising independent writer-publishers how to make the biggest splash when your book launches. I tend to ignore their advice, which may be one reason they make a better living at it than I.
Part of the reason for that is my biggest sellers have traditionally been Refuse to be Afraid, a book I first published in 2010, and my edition of Resistance to Civil Government by Henry David Thoreau, the brilliant essay about civil disobedience that has been inspiring readers since it was first published in 1849.
I would rather sell a few books for years and years than make a big splash. I did the latter last year and sold a boatload (well, a nice canoe full) of Full: Rockets, Bells & Poetry on the first day, but have not sold that many copies in all the ensuing months.
Be that as it may, I have to say I’m excited to be holding it’s going to be all right in my hot little hands at last. Like Echoes of Freedom Past, the book I released a few months ago, it’s going to be all right is a collection of these blog posts around a common theme. This time, the theme is:
You can do this. You will survive. Never mind that the world is scary and raging; if you reach inside to a calm place, you’ll find the most basic of truths: It’s going to be all right. Oh, change os inevitable, and tomorrow will not look like yesterday, but it’s going to be all right.