Kevin Tumlinson, Draft2Digital’s beloved Director of Marketing & PR, is moving on to pursue new adventures outside of D2D. For anyone who has spent any amount of time with Kevin, you know he’s not a sit-on-your-hands kind of guy. A prolific—and might we add award-winning and bestselling –author with over 100 books to his credit, Kevin is known as the “Voice of Indie Publishing” for his work in podcasts, conferences, public speaking, and consulting for authors.

“Kevin joined our team over seven years ago and has been an integral part of our growth and success over that time,” said Kris Austin, CEO of Draft2Digital. “It would not be exaggerating to say that D2D would be a very different company today without him. As is often the case, great people sometimes want to pursue new opportunities. I know that whatever Kevin ends up doing, that he will be highly successful. We wish him all the best as he takes a new path. I will, personally, miss him dearly.”

“Leaving is hard,” said Kevin. “Particularly when you’re leaving the safe harbor of what has been a really incredible job, just to set out to try to build and grow something of your own. You fear failure and mistakes. You don’t have the safety net of the people you’ve trusted and relied on for seven years. But I think that this is the same leap that every author takes. We all came to writing as a dream, and we all inevitably take the leap, trusting that the net will appear. That’s what we do. That’s who we are. And I think that this leap of mine is in honor of that. I will always love and be grateful for Draft2Digital. And my heart will always be tuned to the writing community. You can’t fly by staying in the nest. This is me, trying to fly, and (I hope) taking everyone with me.”

Here you can listen as Kevin Tumlinson shares his news during the latest Self Publishing Insiders episode and reflects on his time with D2D:

We’ll miss you Kevin, but we can’t wait to see what you do next!