The Final Challenge
It is the final phase - getting the Sponsors. I don't like to sound un-inspiring, but you know how final laps are - you are usually worn out and yet, its so important as this is where you can be a winner and 'make history'.
I've started the rounds of advertising around 2 weeks back. Honesetly, I'm not sure of the results - I've been bruised a lil before we turnaround this project, hence not putting very high hopes (I'll share on this once the book is out). But yet, this is a must - as important it is as all the other phases and especially when nearly 90% of the 10000 copies of the book is to be given free!
Honestly, the biggest setback on books is the printing costs - an investment and risks one has to take. To an extent, it can 'make or break' an independent publisher.
Knocking My Head On The Wall
The past 2 weeks has made me to really put my thinking cap on. I had to think smart and work smart - due to time constraints especially and also on resources. There were really times when I felt blank!
But, I think I've found some answers and there are some positive replies and a few still considering. There's just a few more days before we call this a wrap. I'm setting a decent target for this - mainly to cover the production & printing costs... and to make a decent living (I'd call it living as its not like super $ - not yet at least).
Continue To Give The Best
And with some 'sweet' replies, I know that this will work. Yes, I'm tired and exhausted, but like a friend mentioned, this is the best chance - and it's after all the last lap.
What is one more week of work to the months I've been working on this?!
So, let me run and complete this 'race' & hopefully by the weekend or so, I can share some inspiring stories! :)