It’s been a long road and thanks to everyone who’s traveled it with us.
The last print book I will ever write is one year old today. The book (which I wrote with Skip Cohen) Going Pro: How to Make the Leap from Aspiring to Professional Photographer started shipping a year ago today. It’s been translated into four languages and thanks to all of you, has been near the top in the professional photography category at Amazon almost every week since.
Skip and I wrote the book for one simple reason. We wanted to help photographers thrive, not just survive. I’ve rarely promoted it here. I’ve tried not to sound like a commercial because I know you come here for help. I make a whopping $1.00 per book sold so it’s not important to me at all financially. It is important to me that those of you who are seeking to make a living as a photographer have the best tools available to accomplish that goal. So with that in mind I will take today as an opportunity to mention that for less than $20, you or someone you love who wants to turn pro or be more successful might want to pick the book up before it goes out of print.
Skip and I have walked away from the second book we were offered by our publisher because we both think E-Pub is the future. Someday, we will write Part II. But for now, you should know we shared all of our secrets in Part I.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful, giving and helpful professional photographers who helped us put GoingPro together. We didn’t stop with our own experience. We went to our friends some of the most accomplished and well-known professional photographers in the business, and got their input. There are quotes, tips and photographs in this book from people like Vincent Laforet, Gregory Heisler, Stacy Pearsall, Kevin Kubota, Tamara Lackey, Nick Vedros, Chase Jarvis and many, many more. Even if you aren’t interested in what Skip and I have to say about this subject, you should be interested to hear what these amazing and successful photographers weve recruited to help us have to say. This book is as much about and by them as it is us. Our names are on the cover, but they contributed too. We are very grateful for their help on this project and through this journey.
So that’s it. I just wanted to say thanks to all of you who have purchased the book and especially to those who have taken time to write me and Skip and tell us you found it valuable.
Now go out and find a client. We’re rooting for you.