In a fast-moving world, indie authors often have more in common with the tech community than we do with traditional publishing. In today's interview, Jarie Bolander explains some of the realities of being an author-entrepreneur and we discuss the ethical side of creative entrepreneurship.
In publishing news, Streetlib now reaches half the world with their publishing portal encompassing the Middle East, South Asia and Africa [The New Publishing Standard]; PublishDrive expands their Team Royalties feature which makes it easier for authors to co-write and easily split royalties; and The Verge reports on the first AI-generated textbook summarizing peer-reviewed journals.
In my personal update, I share my thoughts from a book research trip to Amsterdam – photos on Instagram @jfpennauthor; plus why indies are a global ‘scenius' [Kevin Kelly]; plus check out the great interview with Neil Gaiman and Tim Ferriss.
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Jarie Bolander is a Design Engineer, entrepreneur, author, and podcaster. Today, we're talking about his book The Entrepreneur Ethos: How to Build a More Ethical, Inclusive, and Resilient Entrepreneur Community.
- Why entrepreneurs need to be uncomfortable
- On questions received from entrepreneurs about getting through tough times
- Raising the level of integrity in the indie author community. Check out the Ethical Author guidelines at the Alliance of Independent Authors.
- The value of disruption and if Amazon has disruption in its future. You can read an article about surveillance capitalism on Fast Company here. And The New York Times on A Better Way to Break Up Big Tech.
- The anger that causes disruption
You can find Jarie Bolander at thedailymba.com and on Twitter @thedailymba