I sent Jo a new batch of pics. And i would encourage everyone else to do it as well, if you can find the time. I have learned through experience that what I think is sexy might not work for other people.
Summer, obviously we don't want to rush you. If you don't have a taboo book right now, perhaps we can hold off til the second anthology. I think we all hope to make this a regular thing, with a core of several writers.
But if you have something that might be ready in a few weeks, I'm definitely willing to wait.
Again, not trying to step on anyone's toes. Like Laura, i can go with the flow. I would like to get this process up and moving, though.
Post by BorumaPublishing on Jul 3, 2017 0:30:42 GMT
If Summer isn't ready, our new author Pornelope said she has one that could be subbed in for this first anthology. Or she can wait for another anthology down the road. Her book is 7,150 words...might be a little short, but it could help balance out some of the longer ones.
Regarding the names, I think Laura is probably the most well-known author here. After that, who knows. Jo, I think we should do this in order of popularity, to draw in as many people as possible. Can you hazard a guess who would be next? Veronica, me, Alexa?
That's great news, Summer. I would really like to have this ready to roll by next weekend. I'm going to edit my story and send a new (shorter) version to Jo. If everyone could work to get their's in, too, that would be great.
I have no problem with Pornelope joining.
Regarding the names on the cover art, I think we should definitely work to have the best-known first. So that would be, I think, Laura, followed by Alex or Vernoica or myself. No offense to Summer, but it doesn't look like she's got a lot out there yet.
Or maybe we should use Laura last to anchor the collection?
Everyone feel free to weigh in. I'm sure we'd all like to get this put to bed.
Post by BorumaPublishing on Jul 8, 2017 13:45:34 GMT
Alana, you have it backwards. The most popular author in an anthology is considered the "anchor." And the anchor is always listed last, to encourage readers to read the lesser-known authors' books first. Otherwise they'll just read their favorite author's story, and set the book aside.
Another way to order the stories is alphabetically by author's last name. And a third way is to order them by story length, with the shortest story first and the longest story last. Then order the author names to match either of these choices.
These two options have the added advantage that no one feels like "Gee, I'm the least popular person here...don't I feel special!" Nothing's more fragile than an author's ego. LOL
So, I have spoken with Jo. And SURPRISE! I am completely wrong about how authors should be listed. According to her, the best-known should be last, in order to make people curious about the other stories and draw them in.