Kim Staflund Of Polished Publishing Group: “The way we currently run our traditional publishing industry is destroying our environment; Things have to change, Now”
The way we currently run our traditional publishing industry is destroying our environment. The way many of today’s independent authors are selling books, using primarily online giants like Amazon, threatens our local economies. There are real and dangerous implications to continuing this way for much longer. What I learned in 2020/2021 can turn things around and get us all moving in the right direction while helping us to sell more books both locally and internationally. There are important things we can do to improve our environment and economies right now, every one of us, while still enjoying individual success. It is crucial to our planet’s overall health that we all take this very seriously. Things have to change. Now.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Kim Staflund. Kim is a publisher, bestselling author, printer, and TESOL-certified sales coach for authors with over 25 years experience in the North American English book publishing industry.
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive into the main focus of our interview, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your childhood backstory?
I was born and raised on the prairies in Canada and moved to Calgary, Alberta, near the majestic Rocky Mountains around 24 years ago. I’ve been here ever since. Calgary is strikingly similar to Denver, Colorado, from the beautiful scenery to the dry climate and urban economies. I’ve often thought of moving to Denver where I can still benefit from the same amenities of my current location (e.g., all four seasons, breathtaking landscapes, alpine activities…