Getting Paid Before You Finish

I got a royalty check in the mail last week from O’Reilly.

The payment was for a book that is not done yet, and the money was not an advance against my royalties. It was for copies that we have already sold.

Because we starting selling Every Book Is a Startup as soon as I had the first chapters complete, O’Reilly and I started to earn revenue immediately.

Minimum viable publishing turns a bunch of traditional ideas on their head, one being cash flow for the publisher and the author.

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  1. Just discovered you through Scribd.  Awesome to open the mail box door and see that kind of check sitting there…  🙂  Hope to learn more from you as time presses on..  Thanks Todd.

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