Hello! I am Stefanie. In my column “Open Up” I give b2zone Magazine readers an exclusive opportunity to follow in the formation and development of my children’s book project “Maggy & Max” up close. My stories will openly show the entire creative process from the initial idea to the financial model.
I will describe the hurdles and successes, the creation of my web presence as well as showing you the possibilities and opportunities in the World Wide Web. I hope to share my experience with you through “Maggy & Max” and to give you thoughts, ideas and tips that you can use on your own projects. Stay tuned!
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A quick update from the project workshop
The calm before the storm. Despite our silence, the Maggy & Max project is booming, so I decided to consolidate and report the latest developments. Our team achieved a lot with the last publications, the e-book in three languages, and “Hatch,” the printed book in English. The responses we received were fantastic. It is a great joy when something into which you have put so much of your soul is well received by friends, acquaintances, and strangers. By emphasizing our English product, I wanted to take a solid first step into the international market, to conquer the world right from my website and home office. However, the happy surprise was to find out that there is a well-disposed interest locally as well. And, all those kind inquiries persuaded me to offer a printed version of the book in German. Said and done. So, I am happy to announce that the German printed version of the Maggy and Max book is now for sale.
But the good news goes beyond my individual reach. Our project team also has a reason to celebrate. It is such a great pleasure to announce that Vera Harmath has joined us to strengthen our illustrations and to enrich Maggy & Max with her creativity. She has already settled in, has already created some great drawings, and has shared many great ideas to which you can look forward. Spoiler alert! Two more things before I leave you. First, Maggy & Max want to be famous. They are setting up a news corner through which you will get deeper insights into the characters, developments, creative process, sources of inspiration, and more. Second, we have made contact with Laura who is taking the first steps to bring Maggy & Max to life as stuffed animals. An exciting story, but more about that later. A lot going on but we’ll stay tuned.
Until the next chicken!