Great piece, Philip, particularly the fact that you’ve stayed away from venture capitalists and investors. Yes, they do try to squeeze every cent, but it’s more the timing than the amount. They want profit now, laughing at anyone who wants to do something “substantial.” You’re also right about distributors. I don’t know what percentage of my royalties goes to distributors, but I can tell you they’ve never done any promotion outside of the first couple of weeks during launch, and that was more Amazon than them. You’ve got a great concept and you’ve kept it simple. If Americans want to “Make America Great Again,” they should forget all this “Immigrants are the problem” shit and realize it’s minds like yours, and innovation like yours, that will serve the country better in the end.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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