When you have a great idea, the first thing you want to do is share with people. Sometimes, people hate it. But as Dinosaur Comics creator Ryan North reminds us, people think good ideas are dumb all the time.
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Speaking with The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy, North talks about the release of the Machine of Death anthology, and how publishers were against it:
People would say, “We love the book, but it will never sell because a) it’s an anthology, b) there’s no big name authors, and c) it’s genre fiction, science fiction, and those are three strikes.” But, they don’t have to be. You can have a good idea that everyone thinks is dumb, and it’s still a good idea.
The book ended up selling really well on Amazon despite publishers thinking it was a dumb idea.
Interview: Ryan North [Lightspeed]