Introducing: Referrals and Affiliates for irevuo

As you probably know by now, I’m hard at work building a hybrid platform to help independent writers brainstorm ideas, write, edit, publish, and market their books.

Now, as we work towards launching the community on June the 15th, I thought about further incentivizing your to take part.

Besides the obvious benefit (lifetime access to a growing library of content and the community for only $19), there’s more:

  1. You can refer a friend (another writer, most certainly!) and you both get 25% off the price of the membership. All you have to do is click this link here, and share our membership offer to a friend.
  2. You can become an affiliate by clicking this link here. If you have a blog that caters to writers and self-publishers, you can earn a 25% commission for every person who enrolls in the community.

That’s about it!

One thing worth mentioning: affiliate payments are made 30 days after a user purchases the membership. Via Paypal.

And if you haven’t had a chance to check out our platform yet, you can read more about it here and here.

And you can join irevuo by clicking this link here.

I look forward to working together with you on all your writing projects,

Cristian

Understanding Worship

One day, the French philosopher Denis Diderot came into possession of a beautiful scarlet dressing gown. He spent a long and silent time admiring its splendor.

And the more he analyzed the fabric, the more he understood that all his other possessions paled in comparison to this new dressing gown. This feeling became so uncomfortable that Diderot soon replaced all his furniture with more expensive options. He bought a new golden clock, a bronze sculpture, a console table, and more art pieces.

Crippled by debt, Diderot understood that he had forfeited his soul to an object of worship he couldn’t properly understand, “I was the absolute master of my old robe. I have become the slave of the new one.”

While this story may seem ridiculous, we often find ourselves worshiping whatever feeds our ego.

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It Takes a Village To Publish a Book

Many people want to write a book at some point in their lives, and quite a few of them actually manage to punch the damn keys long enough to finish writing a first draft.

Some of them even go through all the steps towards self-publishing their book, from editing to formatting to designing a cover for the book.

However, the vast majority of them won’t even sell 100 copies of their book.

We’re talking about hundreds and hundreds of hours of work, writing, editing, proofreading, doing research, learning about marketing, social media, working towards building an audience on a blog, developing a newsletter…

Here’s the bitter truth: it takes a village to help you self-publish a book.

Why?

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Michelangelo and the Art of Perfection

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” 

Aristotle

There’s a myth about Michelangelo working on the Sistine Chapel.

One day, someone was watching the Italian artist spend an insane amount of time laboring over a small, hidden corner of the chapel’s ceiling.

Surprised by Michelangelo’s persistence to make that obscure corner as perfect as possible, they asked the artist, “Who is ever going to know if it’s perfect or not?”

Michelangelo replied, “I will.”

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The Rubicon Paradox

During the Roman Republic the river Rubicon acted as a sort of frontier line between the Roman province of Cisalpine Gaul to the northeast and Italy proper, controlled directly by Rome, to the south.

In 49 BC, perhaps on January 10, Julius Caesar led a single legion, Legio XIII Gemina, south over the Rubicon from Cisalpine Gaul into Italy. In doing so, he deliberately broke the law limiting his imperium, his authority to control his army.

As he led his army across the Rubicon river into Central Italy, Julius Caesar is credited to having said the following words, “Alea iacta est”.

“The die has been cast.”

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