What matters to me is that they have [my] books and they love them

April 23, 2013 by  
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And they'll tell other people about it.

Pretty good talk by Neil Gaiman on the future of publishing. Another cheer for the power of sharing stuff on the internet, but it gets really interesting around the 15-minute mark, where he makes his big case for being like Dandelions; or in other words, throw little projects and ideas to the wind and be ready for when something happens with them.

I was especially happy to hear him talk about the times when this didn't work, though. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. No social media guru to give you the secret to a zillion followers. So you try lots of things.

Video on Boing Boing:

Thanks to +Jon David Guerra for the link!

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2 Responses to “What matters to me is that they have [my] books and they love them”
  1. Lee Cherolis says:

    Fantastic video, thanks for sharing! I will watch any Neil Gaiman talk without hesitation.

  2. Solomon Mars says:

    mhm… this was a great talk.
    be like dandelions indeed. it's true, there is no one method, path or big secret to success. and what works for one person might not work for someone doing the exact same thing 2 seconds later.

    but we should all be constantly creating new things, and while everything can't and won't be important to all people maybe one of those things will catch the wind yes and find a place to set down and eventually grow.
    very good talk.