My Loquacious Literati! (Oh! Wait! Loquacious? That would be Moi!)
We are dusting off the dead leaves and testing the spring air with our snout, emerging from our cave here in Idaho to hunt for berries and a cold beer. What? Already June? Oops! We overslept.
And how the landscape has changed during our long winter hibernation!
We have started a campfire in the land of Hemingway and the double entundra and invite you to chuck in your writer’s block and toast some marshmallows with us. What better place to share your stories?
One more trip to the groomers to brush out those nasty ticks and burrs, and we will be officially opened for business JUNE 15th, at which point we’ll invite you to enter our first contest.
Here is what else you can expect:
As part of our site relaunch we have developed a new logo designed by my son, daughter and myself! One that links the treasured art of storytelling to the power of dissemination made possible by this amazing transition in history, this fidgital, widgital, digital age.
So it is only appropriate that we expand our tagline, too. Henceforth, we are “Publishers & Purveyors of Fine Stories in the Digital Age”.
We’ll unveil our new logo on June 15th as well.
We are aiming to make the site more enjoyable, legible and ready to consume and interact with on various devices – your Desktop, your iPad, phone and even email…
As such, we are also going to be ‘reverting’ back to the simple look and feel of a book you can hold in your hand – albeit in a tablet or phone. Elegant fonts, well spaced layouts and high contrasts of a simple (off)white page with bold text.
Some new features which you can expect:
In addition to his Moiness-in-chief, others have joined our staff and will research topics of interest to writers on a variety of subjects, and post them frequently. They will conduct and post author interviews, create book reviews and solicit their own story ideas. Interested in developing a column? Leave a comment below.
New and improved contests!
Guess what? It’s all about YOU! We provide a contest prompt, rules and parameters and outlandish prizes, and you get to show your brilliance.
We have learned from having nearly fifty contests how best to inspire you to do your best.
Each author that has published with a Word with You Press (as well as a few who have helped us along the way) will be featured on their own page listing their books in our store as well as blog posts they have created on the site.
YES, that’s right. Each one of you will have the ability to have your own BLOG on the new site, which you will be able to sign up for. This will also give you your own profile page on the site with a bit about you, links to your social media and your latest writing.
*Note: our previous class of contributors will be grandfathered in to the new site – all your usernames, emails and passwords will still work.
Writer retreats. Oh, wait! Writers don’t retreat–they advance. And we will offer amazing venues world-wide that encourage them to do so! Got an idea for an event? Leave it in the comments.
Finally! We have tried so many times to do this RIGHT and now we finally have a means to not only sell physical books, but offer affiliate sales for your books on Amazon.
Other services to develop are also on the roadmap.
Want an invite to the new site launch? Please leave a comment below, we’ll use this post as a central place to answer your questions about the pending launch.
Little darlin’s, it’s been a long and lonesome winter. But we finally got our bearings!
I hope you will join Morgan (mon fille) Tiffany, Derek, Diana, Mike, Billy, Teri and others still crawling out of the cave, along with Moi, at the camp fire.
Love to all