A New Way For a New Day

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Here’s the way traditional commercial book publishing has worked for a long, long time – they take a financial risk to find unknown readers for your book.  Reaching an unknown reader is risky though.

Publishers and bookstores do not really know the identity of readers.  They are hoping the unknown reader will find the right book on the right day.  They will confess that they are quite often surprised at the failure or success of publishing projects.

Because they take this risk with the traditional publishing model, the publisher and the bookstore keep more than 85% of what a reader will pay for a book.  It is also why most writers do not have access to the process.

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One Minute

I’ve only just a minute,

Only sixty seconds in it.

Forced upon me, can’t refuse it,

Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it,

But it’s up to me to use it.

I must suffer if I lose it,

Give an account if I abuse it,

Just a tiny little minute,

But eternity is in it.

Benjamin E. Mays lived with a conviction about the sacredness of time – even one minute of time.  How could our lives change if we had the same belief?

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Where Did Our Reading Time Go?

Reading an average of just 15 minutes a day will get your through about 15 books per year.  It’s simple math.  Even somewhat slow reading, about 250-plus words per minute, and reading 5 days out of each week, will net you 15 two-hundred page books per year.  This modest investment of time can yield personal development, awareness of history, spiritual growth, professional development, and more.

Stunningly, about half the adults in USAmerica do not even read one book per year.  Who’s stealing our reading time?

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