Sometimes you get a Made It Moment that just tells it like it is. Joe Rinaldo’s is that. I recommend that anyone considering independent publishing read this Moment–and then contact Joe to ask more (you might want to read his novel first–just to see the level of quality the e world can boast). As writers we have hopes and dreams that would make presidents, leaders, and dictators cringe at our hubris. But in the end it’s about writing, not dreaming, and that’s what making it turned out to mean for Joe. Read on.
Whether I have made it at this point is debatable. However, some moments have made me feel like I’ve made it. When reviewers post
well-written, thoughtful reviews, I feel like I’m on top of the world. When A Spy At Home moves up in the Amazon rankings, I feel loved and
Those are the external events, but writing is really something you judge for yourself. I feel important or like I’ve made it when I read
a book by some author with a big fancy New York publisher that isn’t as good my book. Regardless of the resources behind a book, I look
forward to people judging mine on its merits. That’s the beauty of ebooks. They level the playing field so a talented guy with no connections can put his book for sale on Amazon and let the readers decide. That feels good and gives everyone a chance to make it.
By day I work as Credit and Financial Manager for a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning distributor. When I first started writing, I thought being a numbers guy would make me an oddity as an author. That’s proved to be wrong. The more people I meet in this industry, the more I run across accountants and CFOs. Apparently, creativity infects a variety of people. Of course, I have the same dream as other writers. I hope my book sells a million copies and becomes a smash hit movie. Selling ebooks isn’t the get-rich-quick scheme I thought it was before being published. It’s been a lot of work.