Searching for Book Distributors is Scary

In order to help Legends of Localization grow, we gotta get our books into real bookstores. I’ve been terrified of this task for months because it’s new territory that I know nothing about. This always happens when I’m faced with something new like this: I get scared and put it off, then I push through the terror and get it done, and eventually it’ll become a normal thing that I’m not scared of anymore. Pushing through the terror is the reason I’m not afraid to host a stream anymore. I’ve also gotten more used to cold emailing people to request something.

And as I was writing this post, I explained to Mato how I was feeling about it, and gave me some advice that his father gave him:

If you’re feeling scared of something, instead of avoiding it, attack it. Then you become the threat. And you don’t have to worry about it anymore.

Okay! With that in mind, here I go…!

5 thoughts on “Searching for Book Distributors is Scary”

  1. Yeah! Go attack those book distributors!

    Err, maybe don’t take the advice 100% literally, or that will probably have less than favorable results 😛

  2. You’ve done so much to make Legends of Localization a reality and have already made it through several challenges. You’ll be fine with this one too. Ganbatte ne!

  3. Excellent advice, Mato’s Dad! It’s easy to get so caught up in wanting to do something RIGHT that nothing gets done at all. Here’s hoping you get a call back and end up with a distributor who’s as passionate about your books as you guys were making them.

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