Selling Diversity to the Reluctant

The old adage, ‘Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me’ is false for publishers — negative words burn us but we develop thicker skin over time to protect our hearts. At the dawn of every book released by my indie publishing company, Dark Helix Press, as the President, I brace myself for the worst, which is disparaging reviews and remarks. In donning mental armor to absorb these words, I aim to…