Passion cannot sustain art

I've been planning to write this post for a while, but it became even more relevant to my life--and the lives of a few hundred other people--last week when my beloved publisher, Musa Publishing, announced that they are closing their doors. Despite publishing the highest quality books that earned four or five star ratings everywhere they went, over the last several months we've suffered from reduced sales. Combined with the rising costs of doing business, this has brought about the end of an incredible publishing house devoted to empowering authors. Musa truly was a publishing house like no other, and everyone involved is mourning its early demise. This is a common problem in arts-based businesses.¬†With more and ¬†more free content available, more distractions, and a higher number of people struggling…
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