So, why am I writting a blog post about Johnny Depp? Because, believe it or not, we can all learn from him. The indie publishing revolution is all about taking chances and jumping into the unknown. Johnny Depp did just that when he left his Hollywood idol image behind to play the lead role in Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands. That was a huge risk for him to take! People thought that he was crazy to "throw away" his heart throb image to play a cooky role that would surely be the end of his career.
Now, be honest, can you picture anyone else playing that part? Depp has made a career out of unusual roles, even Captain Jack Sparrow was a gamble as Pirate movies hadn't made money in years. So what can we take from this? Maybe, while the publishing world is turned upside down by ebooks and idie authors, we should all look around and see what risks could we take to improve our careers or our writting. Maybe we all need to stop and ask ourselves: What would Johnny Depp do?