Just One More Book!! isn’t just a podcast Andrea and I produce, it’s been a member of our family since we launched it over three years (and 610 episodes) ago. We’ve been introduced to many amazing books, made some amazing friends and been invited to participate in some amazing events. A lot of people have gone out of their way to encourage and promote us and help turn our passion into a valuable resource for book enthusiasts and a hub of information for industry insiders.
Like many endeavours, it has its dark side. We’ve had to deal with pushy and “entitled” members of the book industry. This has been happening with increasing frequency over the last few months. The approach of these people suggests they believe we are their paid subordinates. This takes a lot of fun out of our personal efforts to help the industry with its own financial gain at our expense.
When the dark forces start to overshadow the good, you start to batten down the hatches and rethink what you’re doing and how you’re doing it. All that to say, we’re considering what it would mean to us if Just One More Book!! was no longer a part of our family. Although, we have briefly talked about possible changes to the format including a gleeful suggestion for a “Book Industry Knob of the Week” segment.
For the time being, we’re going to honour our existing interview commitments and then take a break to rethink things.
Photo by Bob Goyetche (be sure to read his post My new book!).