My next book set for publication is entitled The World Press. The World Press is my personal collection of cups of espresso I’ve enjoyed around the world and the stories that accompany them. Each story begins with the literal image of the cup and is further illustrated by the metaphorical cup of the accompanying culture.
From a social perspective, the press is unique: First, the same beverage is shared all over the world. Second, it is shared and consumed in similar ways, with slight cultural/regional variations. And third, the topics discussed over caffeinated cups are the same: politics, weather, religion.
As I learned from writing my first book, it’s not the writing process that is difficult, but the editing and marketing that pose the biggest challenges. In order to move the project forward, I am publishing an entry for each city on a daily basis, give or take. That way I can create a buzz (pun intended) and get a kick start on the revising process.
Today, I’ve come up with something clever, perhaps nerdy in order to showcase both my espresso travels and motivate myself to finalize the manuscript. I’ve added a Press Release page where I will construct the map of the espresso world, testing my cartography skills.
So pour a cup of java, click a country, and let’s get on with the journey!