The initial three titles in our Creative series—Creative Composition: Digital Photography Techniques (Wiley), Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Close-Ups: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley)—have been appearing recently on the Amazon Top 100 Computer Bestsellers list.
Leaving aside the issue of categorizing digital photography within the computer category—which actually does make some sense since a digital camera is a special purpose computer attached to a scanner and a lens—the success of these titles feels like really sweet validation. This is not an instant publishing success story. Our series concept was years in the making, and rejected by a number of publishers, before it found a home at Wiley.
We owe a special vote of thanks to those who believed in us and our ideas, including our agent Matt Wagner, and Courtney Allen, Barry Pruett and Sandy Smith at Wiley.
Note: I’ve completely revamped my Flickr profile page. It’s a good starting place to learn about all things Harold.