The Corner Cafe: A Tasty Collection of Short Stories is riding high in sales, after a spectacular performance at its first freebie weekend on June 9 and June 10, 2012.
The book is ready, but the work's not over. Dani Greer, owner of The Blood-Red Pencil, along with Morgan Mandel, Helen Ginger, Maryann Miller, Shonell Bacon, and Audrey Lintner, all contributors to the collection and members of The Blood-Red Pencil, are sharing our ongoing experiences with you about the project in this series. Perhaps, what we've discovered will aid you in your own endeavors.
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Here's What Maryann says of her experience with The Corner Cafe project:
1) What surprised you about this endeavor?
How quickly Dani and Helen and Bob were able to pull this all together. Electronic publishing has that advantage over traditional publishing. My next hardback book, Stalking Season, will have taken 18 months from the time of contract signing when it comes out in November.
2) What seemed the most difficult?
For me the most difficult is always the promoting and marketing. We are doing this as a joint venture, so we all are doing our best to spread the word about this terrific book. I am so in awe of people like you, Morgan, and Dani and a few others in the group who are so good at marketing.
3) What proved the most satisfying?
Sharing space with so many talented writers. I have enjoyed the stories so much and really love the eclectic collection of genres and styles.
4) What did you learn?
I am learning a lot about marketing, especially how a co-operative marketing effort works. Being part of a larger group that is promoting really helps drive awareness of the book. This is a good partnership and really works well when everyone does his or her part, even if that part doesn't have quite the reach that other parts have.
5) Would you do it again?
Absolutely. I'd ride with these fine folks again any time, any where.
Please welcome Maryann by leaving a comment about her answers.
Interviewer: Morgan Mandel, Contributor to
The Corner Cafe: A Tasty Collection of Short Stories
Look for "What Nice Blessings" and "The Closing of the Corner Cafe" by Morgan Mandel in The Corner Cafe: A Tasty Collection of Short Stories.
Find Morgan's Full Length Books at http://morgansbooklinks.blogspot.com/
Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/morganmandel