Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them”–
before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars grow dark, and the clouds return after the rain;
when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men stoop, when the grinders cease because they are few, and those looking through the windows grow dim;
when the doors to the street are closed and the sound of grinding fades; when men rise up at the sound of birds, but all their songs grow faint;
when men are afraid of heights and of dangers in the streets; when the almond tree blossoms and the grasshopper drags himself along and desire no longer is stirred. Then man goes to his eternal home and mourners go about the streets.
Remember him–before the silver cord is severed, or the golden bowl is broken; before the pitcher is shattered at the spring, or the wheel broken at the well,
and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
Years ago self-publishing was a blessing, because it was a kick in the face to publishing giant gatekeepers, but with the push of everything being online, self-publishing is over-saturated, most of us are not even being payed for sales made via Amazon, we are just now finding this out as the world becomes a smaller place and these tech crossover companies are getting caught.
They should be paying you, you’re the artist! Your best bet is to make physical copies; and sell them on your own Website, or outside of 7-11, plus if you sell them in person you don’t have to pay taxes. Aka Ledger – XRP – Bitcoin – Cash.
Amazon is the same way, we don’t need them anymore. They’re dinosaurs. 🦕 ☄
I was the top seller at many art galleries, because I didn’t just let my art sit there and expect some PR person to sell it for me. No, I ran down the street, and hustled people to come into the store front. It’s the same way with books; we can’t expect Lulu to sell for us, we all need to collectively take back control of our lives, and own our own data.
Long before Drake and Beiber did it, I even had Rappers at my Art Shows. If you notice the Gallery spelt my name wrong, ( I thought on purpose.) This is why you can’t rely on anyone other than yourself to make money.