Friday, May 3, 2013
Who is Jaid Black?
My name is Ditter Kellen...and I'm an Ellora's Cave author. Most of you know me as Ditterthegreat or According to Ditter in my groups. I have been promoting and reviewing books for quite some time, so it was no surprise to run across Jaid Black on Twitter or Facebook. I've tweeted her, laughed with her and had conversations with her...never knowing who she really was.
Ellora's Cave was a dream come true for me. It's common knowledge among the authors I mingle with, EC is top of the line and desired by many. To be published by them is an honor and I'm proud to carry the name on my books. I've known for some time now that Jaid was the owner of Ellora's Cave. What I didn't know was how she'd built it from the ground up...with 200 dollars.
Women like her are a rare breed and I'm in awe of the determination and strength it took for her to do what she did. This beautiful, brave lady, paved the way and built the foundation for me to do what I do.
I was on the phone last night with a friend and fellow author, who told me the amazing story of how Ellora's Cave was born. Why had I never heard this before? I mean seriously, it's huge. We know who invented cars, who wrote Twilight, Starred in Lethal weapon, killed the president...hell, we even know who invented the toilet...but one woman creates the first e-book publishing house, making it possible for erotic romance to finally have a voice...and she's not recognized world wide?
I'm sure a lot of you reading this are aware of how it happened, but I wasn't. She was the first...The original...The beginning of it all. I for one would like to say, thank you, Jaid Black...for having the guts to live your dream....And giving me the chance to live mine.
I snagged this video off YouTube. Please watch it. It's a briefing of her story...It's interesting, informing and humorous. Kudos to her!