Great article from a great site: Thought Catalog
Imagine self-publishing 500,000,000 books. It happened and I’m going to tell you how.
Everyone says that technology right now gives more opportunity than ever to “choose yourself.” That only now we have the opportunity to escape the cubicle and live a life of freedom.
This is not true. Freedom starts with the choice inside yourself. Not the choices outside.
These 500,000,000 books were mostly sold in the 1920s — 90 years ago.
Opportunity always exists. All it takes is an imagination.
Knowledge is a tiny subset of imagination.
You get enough knowledge to understand the tiny box the world wants to keep you inside of – then imagination is the entire universe outside of that box.
The Little Blue Books started by Emanuel Haldeman-Julius were tiny blue books of classics and original material that were sold for 5 cents each.
There was no gatekeeper. He didn’t…
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