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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Brand new: English, German and Spanish e-books
It has always been a personal goal of mine to speak one language from each continent. Luckily, I am still young enough and hopefully have enough time left for that. But my little heroes want to speak every language in this world. On the one hand, they are convinced that there are chickens in every country. Ergo, there is a chance for great food in every other country. On the other hand, it might be necessary to create allies for their chicken hunt. That is why Maggy & Max are very concerned about learning as many languages as possible. And even though they love to learn, it will take some time. I just reached one milestone for my multilingual children project. The adventure story “Hatch” is available as a PDF download for all devices. It feels great to know that now more people can be touched by Maggy & Max. There are loads of challenges for those who want to play by one’s own rules, instead of being molded by the strict market corset.
I decided from the beginning to build my project on an international base ground. English is the language that most people share. So I produce my printed products in English first. Then in other languages. Before bringing up other products, I wanted to publish Maggy & Max’s first story in German, my mother language, and in Spanish, the language of my heart. I wished to do this for my close and not-so-close supporters, for my fans, and for my advocates. I am therefore so happy that it all worked out and that we can now offer my illustrated children’s e-book in German and Spanish. This was the first step to enable Maggy & Max to become multilingual. It makes a difference to be able to read stories in one’s own mother language. Maggy & Max want to eat chickens all over the world. We will see if that works. It should not fail on the account of my commitment and pleasure to learn new languages. For now, I wish to all my English-, German-, and Spanish-speaking readers: