The gate opens. A snorting bull bucks his way into the area determined to unseat his rider. The cowboy hangs on for his life–survive for eight seconds and he’ll be the winner. When he leaves the bull’s back, elated or disappointed, the rodeo clowns will save his life.
Like the bull rider, I had hoped to buck and snort my way into the Amazon rodeo ring with my first book, In the Right Place: A Gallery of Treasured Moments. Sure, I know. Spiritual books from unknown authors aren’t number one best sellers. I only wanted to sell a few on Amazon to augment the dozens sold on Carr Twins & Co. website bookstore.
NO! Amazon said. I had committed the cardinal sin of publishing by a company not contracted with Amazon. I must pay an exorbitant monthly fee or wait until a preferred seller listed my book. A half-dozen of my…
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