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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

#TuesdayTreasures Guest post & interview by Pamela Jannarone

Good Morning!

Today's guest is new to me and our blog so please give her a warm welcome....

Pamela Jannarone Scott is a Freelance writer based in the heart of Georgia.  She is a born and raised Jersey girl and loves the seashores of the east coast.

She writes flash fiction, short stories, interviews, confessions, and loves family, and wild sunsets!

Her blog can be found at http://thewritingvineyard.blogspot.com/

Pamela is bringing us an interview with Christian Lee, Partner and Publisher at Centum Press. Take it away, Pamela....

Writing Flash Fiction Between Novels - One Hundred Voices Volume Three Centum Press Anthology.  Discount Code Offer: 100V3-79  bit.ly/100VoicesV3

Flash Fiction Between Novels

Trying to sell your book?  Did you know that you can increase your chances of sales by writing Flash Fiction and giving your readers a chance to get to know your style and writing voice? Christian Lee, Founder and Publisher at Centum Press offers a bit of advice for writers and readers!

Welcome Christian Lee, Executive Chairman, Allegiant Publishing Group, Inc.

Pamela:  Congratulations on the third anthology One Hundred Voices Volume Three with Centum Press being published and released!

Christian Lee:  Thank you! We're really happy to have the book published and available for sale on Amazon.

Pamela:  Can you elaborate on the inception of having an anthology that includes 100 authors from around the globe and the structure of the royalty program that is included for writing Flash Fiction?

Christian Lee:  I actually had the idea before I joined Marc Estes to work on Snow Leopard Publishing, which is Allegiant Publishing Group's original imprint. I was working as a marketing manager at another publishing company at the time and realized that in many cases the marketing efforts of an author are the most effective. I knew, however, that a single author could only do so much, so I wondered to myself if there was a way to scale the efforts of a single author. That's when I came up with the idea of publishing a single book that was written by one hundred authors. It wasn't until Marc and I partnered that I really began working through implementing my idea and fine tuning the publishing model, which is honestly still a work in progress.

As far as the royalty program, I've always thought that any author deserves compensation for his or her work regardless of how much effort he or she puts into promoting his or her stories. At the same time, however, I have always thought that t would be nice if authors who put in extra effort reaped greater rewards.

Pamela:  One Hundred Voices Volume One and Two have five star ratings on Amazon.com.   The uniques blend of 100 voices from one hundred authors gives great appeal in the literary world.  Can these two volumes be purchased at the Centum Press website?  Does it still include a Discount Code?

Christian Lee:  All three volumes in the One Hundred Voices series can be purchased through our website, centumpublishing.com. All three volumes can also be purchased from Amazon.com. Copies of Volumes One and Two are currently discounted through our site, and if you get an additional discount code from one of our authors, you can save even more. Check our Twitter feed for codes. We've re-tweeted a lot of them. Volume Three isn't discounted through our site, but you can still save if you get a discount code.

Pamela:  With the third volume of One Hundred Voices in the Centum Press anthology being released and published, will there be a signature collection available in the future where all three volumes can be purchased together at the website?

Christian Lee: I've definitely thought about publishing a "mega book" with all three volumes compiled within it. I'm not sure if we will go that route or not. It would be really cool to publish, but I think it could turn into a logistical nightmare. :)

Pamela:  Are you still accepting submissions for One Hundred Volume Four and when is the deadline?

Christian Lee:  We need a few hundred more submissions for Volume Four! It takes quite a lot of submissions for us to find the one hundred or so that we want to publish, so we'll be accepting submissions for several months.

Pamela:  Thank you so much for being in the spotlight and again Congratulations on a wonderful new publishing experience bringing new and experiended authors together.  If there is one piece of advise that you would like to offer to writers and readers, what would that be?

Christian Lee:  You're very welcome! I'd recommend that authors try to write shorter pieces in between their books. I think that short fiction can be a great way for readers to be introduced to new authors without having to commit to reading an entire book. I know for me personally, it can take a few months to read a full book, so I rarely pick one up if I don't already know something about the author. For instance, I have lots of great business books unread on my shelf, but I'm reading Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins because I've watched dozens of hours of his speeches, interviews, and seminars. I think if authors had more short form fiction available, more readers would be willing to make the commitment to give their books a try.

P.S.  Save an exclusive price when ordering One Hundred Voices  Volume Three Centum Press Anthology.  Discount Code: 100V3-79   Go to: bit.ly/100VoicesV3

Wow...thanks Pamela and Christian! Having a chance to get our work published is always something to treasure.

Hope you enjoyed today's post friends and that you'll join me each week for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God bless.


Maureen said...

Flash fiction is a great way to learn to trim the fat when you have a restricted word count. Great interview!

Susan Oleksiw said...

Flash fiction is challenging to write, but I enjoy reading these pieces. Good luck with the new book and the entire series.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

A fascinating interview! I hadn't heard of these anthologies before. They sound really interesting. Congrats.

Alina K. Field said...

What a great concept! You're right, this is a great way for a reader to meet lots of different authors.

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of funny fiction said...

I love anthologies as I tend to write mostly short fiction. Thanks, Pam, for the information.

Alicia Dean said...

Oh my gosh, what a unique and interesting concept! Congrats!

Kara O'Neal said...

Goodness! What a big project. Sounds like a great idea and seems like it's been successful. I wish you good luck!

Pamela said...

Thank you so much for your comments. It was truly an amazing experience to have the opportunity not only to write for Centum Press but also to interview Christian Lee, the Publisher. The concept is real and the planning unique. The more authors, the merrier in bringing great literature to readers and blending authors globally. Thanks again, your comments are truly appreciated. Feel free to share!