‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’ is a common saying that originated from a famous Chinese proverb. The quotation is accredited to the sixth century sage Laozi, although it is also erroneously ascribed to his contemporary, Confucius. This saying teaches that even the longest and most difficult ventures have a starting point; something which begins with one first step.
That is how I have approached the long journeys in my life and now my publishing venture (adventure?). I could also pontificate more with the homily about mighty oak trees growing from tiny acorns. Kahuku Publishing is beginning with one book, No One Said It Would Be Easy. This will not be the last book … it is just the first book, the foundation. Kahuku was born both out the frustration of trying to get a suitable publisher who could get past the ‘so it is a travel book and travel books don’t sell unless you are famous’ mantra, and the opportunities presenting themselves to ‘Indie’ writers in the age of digital printing and POD (Print on Demand).
A Self-publishing course further reinforced my belief that with suitable partners there is no reason why a small entity couldn’t produce something as good as the traditional publishing power-houses. With attention to detail and skilled editors and a good graphic designer I know a professional result can be achieved. No One Said It Would Be Easy is evidence of that.