How we came to publish this one
We put out a call to all of the writers we’ve published for their creative responses to the new normal that is emerging as we’re learning to live with and cope with Covid 19. This is similar for what we did for our first response to the pandemic – which produced the book Covid 19: An Extraordinary Time. There is a slight difference thought. For the first book we used a time limit on submission and published all that we got in that time. For this second book we used the first 50 submissions that came in. This produced a book that was just over 50,000 words. This is very near to the sweet spot of 46,000 words for multi-author collections. The first book almost reached 60,000 words.
It really is simple and to the point.
Some notes about the process
We did a minimum edit on this. It was really a copy edit followed by a couple of proof reads.
We went for yellow with an image of a coronavirus cell on the cover. This is a hardback book as we’re rather hoping people will keep their copies to hand on down to their grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Some notes about style
We have a mixture of short stories, poems, pieces of memoir and diary entries. Not all of it is dark and gloomy. There is still some room for humour and hope.
Who we think the reader is
Many of the readers will be other writers and the friends, family, fans and followers of the writers featured in the book. Other readers will be those who seek some rationalisation of and mitigation about this extraordinary time we have gone through.
We’ve had a few nice reviews and we’re pleased to report that the book is doing exactly what we wanted it to.
It’s always great if you can buy the book, or download it if you have a plan, and give us a review. Just click on the link to be taken to our online bookshop. If you would like to review and you are strapped for cash, just get in touch for a free review copy. http://www.thebridgetowncafebooksshop.co.uk/2021/06/aftermath.html
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