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.
Helen also juggled the debut of her full length novel, Angel Sometimes, at the same time as The Corner Cafe made its appearance. For more about Helen and her book, click here for her Amazon Author Page.
Here's what Helen divulges about her part in the project:
1) What surprised you about this endeavor?
One thing I learned and was surprised about is that chaos can be organized. Fifteen authors, two editors, one instructor, one artist doing the cover, rewrites, bios for each story, technical details from beginning to end, a huge month-long blog tour, and somehow it all came together.
2) What seemed the most difficult?
From my viewpoint, the promoting of The Corner Café is the most difficult. Getting the word out about how great the stories and authors are is a new area for me. On the other hand, it's a learning experience and, in the end, is worth it all since proceeds from sales go to charity.
3) What proved the most satisfying?
I have four published books, not counting The Corner Café. The short story anthology was my first experience in this kind of a group project. At times it was a bit chaotic, but we all worked together, both on getting the book ready and on promoting it.
4) What did you learn?
I learned that this kind of project is not easy, but it is doable. A lot of work, but doable.
5) Would you do it again?
Yes, I would do it again. I think no matter how many group books I participated in, I would learn something new and valuable in the process.
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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.
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