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Do Your Best Work, Not Someone Else’s

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Are you telling yourself playing small and safe is your best decision?

Archie had made up his mind.

He told his two friends he just couldn’t risk starting his own animated studio. “It’s a stupid fantasy.” Benjy and Sahib sat silent and stunned. Read more

Books That Matter to Paul Cohen

DSC01050“Publishing a book is like stuffing a note into a bottle and hurling it into the sea. Some bottles drown, some come safe to land, where the notes are read and then possibly cherished, or else misinterpreted, or else understood all too well by those who hate the message. You never know who your readers might be.” 
― Margaret Atwood

Paul Cohen brings a refreshing mix of spirituality, down-to-earth demeanor, and business acumen to publishing. Monkfish is where spirituality and literature meetIn 2002, Paul launched Monkfish Publishing – the seeker’s press – to whet the appetite of spiritual and literary seekers of all stripes. Monkfish has published the works of luminary teachers such as Amrit Desai, cultural visionaries such as Matthew Fox, as well as literary renegades such as Marilyn Stablein and best-selling author of The Passion of Mary Magdalen Elizabeth Cunningham.

And, oh yeah (bias alert): Monkfish published the revised and updated edition of my book The Journey from the Center to the Page – a delightful publishing experience.

So what books matter to a publisher of such works?

In this Books That Matter feature, Paul shares the book that changed something profound within him, what grimacing detail catches a publisher’s eye in a book, his forecast for the publishing industry, and the book he wants to write. Read more