“Sleep? At (age) 62, it’s highly overrated,” said local micro-publisher and coach Emily Hill recently, while staying awake checking international book sales for her press, A.V. Harrison Publishing, and tweeting to her followers. Her round-the-clock efforts helped her sell “close to 4,000 books in the past 18 months.”
Those numbers put her well above the 200-book average sales for self-published works and led to her latest project, coaching two local authors, Gretchen Houser and Kizzie Jones, on the upcoming release of their self-published books. Throughout the year, My Edmonds News will follow the group’s progress. Here they are on the starting line.