It’s been awhile since we chatted! How are all of you? I’m doing good! Getting through a Canadian winter by chilling in my crib!
I’m here to talk books! In particular, our book. I’m working on a Kickstarter campaign to fund the publication of a book featuring submissions from the #FFC52 challenge. The funds raised will go to a professional publication of the book (includes internal design, cover design and editing). I want to go this route because I want a professional book (it may be my only book). Left to my own devices, we would be looking at a pretty lame book.
Title & Marketing
I’m thinking of calling it “F is for Flash: A Collection of Flash Fiction and Writing Prompts.” But I’m not married to it. Any creative suggestions would be appreciated.
I’ll be marketing it as a two-in-one book: a collection of flash fiction stories from all you awesome writers and a year’s worth of inspirational writing prompts.
If you are interested in having one or two of your stories published in the collection, let me know. Then you can send your stories to me (well-edited), along with a short blurb your story (e.g., inspiration, reason for naming the characters, life experience, etc) that connects you to your readers and a short bio. You can send stories to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I think this is an exciting opportunity for all of us!
Stay tuned for the Kickstarter campaign in the next week or so! Just working on a video for it (myself on video=painful).
- Adan Ramie – About Those Long Nights
- Article 94
- Avalon Reviews + Flash
- Chris Musgrave – Writing in Training
- C.E. Coburn – February St.
- Hi, I Make Stuff
- Hawaiian Supermom
- If Only I Had a Time Machine
- Inside the Invisible World
- Joshua M Wolfe
- Kelvin O’Ralph
- Love Happy Notes
- Odyssey of a Novice Writer
- Ollie Number Seven
- Pigspittle, Ohio
- Read Me My Writes
- So I Want to be an Author . . .
- Susan Writes Precise
- Swirls of Truth
- Thain in Vain
- The Excessive Gardener
- The Invisible World
- The Juggling Cephalopod
- The Mental Picture
- The Moving Quill
- The Musings of a Befuddled Mortal
- The Wolfe Dialogue
- This Things Called Life One Word at a Time
- Trials of a Wanna-be-published Writer
- Write Up the Spine
- Woegman’s World of Witty Wonder
21 thoughts on “Bucket List Item #4: Publish a Book”
Are we still doing this? I never saw this post (been out of it for a while). My stories are totally up for grabs, some editing, and cover art as well! Even if it’s just something for us!
Hey, good to hear from you! How’s things going?
And yes, I would love to do it!! Life got a little crazy and I haven’t had a chance to move on it. I’ve got stories from some other folks. I will start thinking about pulling together some content. Why don’t you select some stories you would like to submit. What are you thinking in terms of artwork??
I’m good, how’re you?! I’m open to anything! Shoot me an email if you want to talk about it some more — email@example.com
Hey, sounds awesome!
Is there a word count limit on the stories we submit? All the ones I’m looking at are 1,000 and over (none come to 2,000 though). All my good stories are long. 😦
The closer to 500 the better as that’s part of the marketing concept!! Having said that, I like your stuff and would like you to be part of this! Try and trim a couple stories the best you can!! TiV
Challenge accepted! 😀
I thought I commented on this, but I would love to be a part of it. Is your email on here? I didn’t really look, but if you let me know where to find it I will send you an email with my favorites. Also, let me know if I can help! 🙂
Oooh, I am so exited about this!! 🙂
I am going to take a few days to think over which story I’ll submit and then work on making sure that it’s a publishable standard (i.e. No glaring typos etc.)
I’ll email you in a few days once I’ve made my choice, but you can definitely count me in for being part of the process! 🙂
Count me in, Eilidh! Any of my #FFC52 flashes are available.
Awesome!! Are there any stories that you could suggest for use?
Wonderful idea and happy to join in and help. I have a favorite story that I’d like to propose. Will send along later today. TiV, you rock!
Awesome!! Looking forward to your fav!! I would love if you had more than one in the book!! Is that doable? And you rock, too!!!
Hey, twist my arm! LOL! Absolutely doable. Will write you a bit later. 👍😄
Hm left a comment, but I don’t see it. Well, basically – good luck. Enjoy your 15 min. just like I did!
I got it!
Nothing wrong with self-publishing. And getting others to join in is excellent!
I managed to get a few short stories published by other publishers before striking out on my own. Not much money, but the enjoyment of being published and knowing others liked it too? – priceless.
Hope it all goes well.
Exactly! And thanks for the support!