Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story that came across Strawberry Publications desk was A Second Chance at Love by Pamela Wright. It was a very emotional piece. We were excited when she ask us to publish it.
How do you approach cover design?
We approach cover design very carefully. We work with the author to get their ideas for their story. We also work closely with the designer to ensure the authors vision comes to life.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Our five favorite books are Secrets of A Kept Woman by Shani Green-Dowdell, because it revolves around the truths behind four walls when people are pretended their lives are perfect. Any book by Nikki Turner, because her book show the truth strength of a woman if we choose to utilize it in a positive way. That should take care of the other three.
What do you read for pleasure?
We love reading the manuscripts that come across our desk. They are very intriguing.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Our e-reading device of choice would have to be Kindle.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Blogs, Videos, Promotions and Word of Mouth
Describe your desk
Our desk are full of invoices, manuscripts, books, and promotional material.
What do your fans mean to you?
Our fans mean everything and we do not take them for granted. It's because of them we are able to do what we do. Without them there is no Strawberry Publications, and for that we say THANK YOU!
What are you working on next?
Strawberry Publications is working a children's publishing branch, and a production team. We are also putting together youth events for communities.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is very new to us. We are hoping the relationship is a prosperous one full of networking and gaining new readers.
Who are your favorite authors?
Our favorite authors are of course our own LaQueisha Malone, Pamela Wright, Maurice Bishop, and Trudy Robicheaux. We do have a few others such as Nikki Turner, Stephen King, Noire, Reshinda Tate Billingsley, Nora Roberts, and anything from Harlequin
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