Friday, January 29, 2016

FIve Year Goal Update

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This is the last Friday of the month, which means it’s time for a review of some goals. And it’s not just any month, but January, the first month of the year, you know, when some new goals get made.  My New Year’s Eve resolutions looked something like this: lose a few pounds, maybe run a half-marathon next November (for my fortieth birthday), travel some more. Spend more quality time with the kids. Be content. Those are going well. I’ve picked up on the exercise and eating well in anticipation of pending marathon training. I have two trips planned for later this year, one with the kids, one without. I’m (trying) learning to be content living in Upstate New York in the winter. Those are my short term ones. Today, I’m going over some long term goals; like five-year long term. Mine is simple: I want to run a world class publishing company. Sounds extreme, right? It is. But a girl can dream, can’t she? So, how’s it going? Very well. I think I really have something with Ubooks. It’s following the same trends music has undergone—using commercials as the income base, not actual money. Let’s face it. With Bookbub, among others, people are used to getting their books for free. And lots of them. So why should they drop their hard-earned cash on some books when they have three hundred TBR just waiting for them on their kindle? Simple. They don’t. But with Ubooks, they don’t have to pay a cent. They get the free books they’re used to, while at the same time having an enhanced experience.  It’s a win-win.

Black and White, the publishing company my husband and I run, will be opening for submissions on May 1st for people who want to get in on this groundbreaking idea.  I’ll post more info on upcoming Friday posts.

Have a great weekend everyone!

-Mel