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Speedy will create a publishing house that makes it easy to publish books by interesting people.

About a year ago, we had a long discussion about a fourth book, but we decided to stop because the talk was getting more and more dull.

I’ve heard that past works are important.
How many followers do you have on Twitter?
Can I ask a famous person to do my obi? Can I ask for it? or something like that

I know that the major publishers have a certain amount of protocol until release. I am familiar with the exchange, having worked for Kodansha on two previous titles and for Shogakukan on the previous one.

However, this is no way to give interesting newcomers a chance. The bookstores are all familiar safety pies!

Publishing is also a company, and it is suffering from the disease of big business due to its long history and the recession. Whenever I tried to make a challenging proposal at a planning meeting, all they would say was, “Hey, are you sure it will be a hit? I don’t know anything about that.

In a young industry, there is nothing to lose, so the entire company can boldly take on challenges and achieve great success. This was the case in the IT industry around 2000, when I was there. Anyone could try, and there were some very successful people, but at the same time, a large number of people left the market without success.

The entertainment industry, including publishing, television, and film, has always been more hit-or-miss than the general corporate sector, with a gambling structure in which one film can offset the failures of nine others. It is a test of courage and good taste.

Once a company becomes large, management also seeks stable measures. As a result, movie companies only make movies based on hit TV series, and TV companies only work on hit original works. Now, if the publishing industry, the source of movies and TV shows, becomes boring, it is only a matter of time before the entire sea bream industry rots.

The TV and film industry can’t sit idly by and watch as the storyteller publishing industry slumps, and awesome companies like Netflix have sprung up. This year’s Academy Awards had the largest number of nominations (24, more than Disney) compared to other major studios. But we’ll talk about Netflix’s success another time….

Let’s return to publishing. The business structure of publishing is author→publisher→distributor→bookstore. This is the only part of the entertainment industry that has inventory. Even music is now based on distribution, but the Kindle’s popularity in Japan has been slow.

Because of this inventory risk and the number of distribution channels, the author, who is the most upstream, gets only 10 of the sales price %にしかならない。定価1,500円の10% Selling 10,150 copies at the %にしかならない。定価1,500円の10% is only 1,500,000 yen. It takes about one year from preparation to release. Moreover, the number of bookstores is drastically decreasing. How many authors can sell 10,000 copies a year? This is not the way to make writing a book a profession.

So I guess I’ll have to do it myself. I will start my own publishing company and publish books at my own risk. And I’m going to publish not only my own books, but also the books of my friends who are living in the same era as me. I will announce what form it will take at a later date.