Adventures of an HR Manager: How to use Human Resources to improve Organizational Results - Kindle edition by Jeremy Francis.
So I’ve done this thing. I finally published one of my manuscripts on Amazon this morning.
Publishing a book has been on my bucket list for a very long time. In fact, I finished my first book about 10 years ago. After a rejection or two from publishers, I lost the zeal, and forgot about it for a few years.
Then self publishing became a thing, but I was sceptical, so again, a few more years passed.
I actually wrote this book back in 2007. But I decided to go with this one first because it relates directly to my consulting business, and I can use it as a marketing tool.
After a couple days of editing and re-reading, I sent it in this morning, and its already showing up in the Kindle store- though Amazon says they are still checking some of my changes, and will upload the final within 12 hours or so.
What prompted me to go ahead with it was a documentary I saw on BBC last week about independent publishing. It was inspiring. And I’m thinking- I have 2 books lying on my computer for years- why not put them out there?
The second book- the older one in a fiction. I will publish it soon as well, but in 3 volumes, like LotR and GoT. Not because it’s as good as those, but because its actually quite long.
This book is a pretty short read, and will only be interesting to people in the field of HR and Management. If you are familiar with the One Minute Manager series by Ken Blanchard, it is written in a similar style, and is of similar length. I got to meet him once, and he autographed one of his books for me. That was a big day. Like I said, it will help me to promote my business locally and regionally.
I’m quite happy and excited by this. Mostly because I can exercise my own creative freedom to get my work out there. I don’t expect to make a lot of money out of it. If fact, publishing it this way costs me nothing. If any gets sold, I get a royalty- if none gets sold, I (and Amazon) get nothing. It allows me to see how this process works, and who knows, I may write more as a result. Independent publishing is my next big thing.
So if you’re into HR and business, I wouldn’t mind your support in checking it out. If I write and/or publish more, will definitely post here.