I’m Bruce Kimmel, author of twelve AuthorHouse books. I’m very much a creature of habit, and I love the process of writing a book so much that I said, ‘I think I’ll do this once a year’. I get up in the morning and I write. If I write five pages in the morning, I’m thrilled, and nobody is telling me what to do. You’re on your own, in your own head, and it’s the most creative thing ever. I’ve done a lot of creative things in my life, but it is the most fulfilling.
So I give my first book to my agent William Morris, and they sent it to their literary agent in New York who liked the book but didn’t think anybody would buy the book and therefore refused to send it to any publisher. There was still a stigma with what they call print-on-demand or self-publishing, but I saw that world changing and how important the Internet was going to be. I looked at several other companies, but they were kind of toy companies, and AuthorHouse seemed to me to be real. I always have great experiences working with my production team. I always ask for the same people. The designer I use—his name is Robert—he’s fantastic. They’re really good people. They’re very nice. They’re very there for people. Over the years, they have learned to make this a very simple deal. I really think AuthorHouse and I went on this journey together, this kind of learning curve, how to make a beautiful, professional book.
It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced, having that package arrive and holding your book in your hand for the first time. It’s just a thrill, you open it, and there are your words, and people can buy that book—amazing. I love that I’m AuthorHouse’s most published author, and they can’t take that away from me. I will just keep on doing it so that nobody can beat me.