|Authors at the Edmond Authors Book Fair 2012|
I'm part of a large group. Yes, the photo above is of a large group of authors, with me sort of in the second row, but I'm talking about a different large group: a member in the small business nation.
As I watched a commercial on television the other day, I thought, "Oh, my, that's me, only my name isn't Dave." No, I don't do all the jobs in 4RV Publishing, but I do many I never realized a president would do. I've been forced into the technical age, kicking and screaming. However, I had to do the jobs no one else could do because he/she didn't exist. The 4RV Bookstore site, for example, is one of my accomplishments. I finished revamping it today, well, finished until more books are out, but I think I have the setup where adding authors and books won't be very hard -- I hope.
I do the bookkeeping, the advertising, promotions, recruiting, and anything else that no one else does. I'm not exactly a one woman operation, though. I have Aidana WillowRaven and Harry Gilleland, excellent editors and proof readers. We have lost some illustrators but are gaining others.
Small businesses don't get bailouts. We often get bailed on. I still am determined to put out the best books possible for as long as possible.