M. Jane Ross
Great news! Story Circle Network has just opened an account to sell SCN publications through Amazon.com. Executive Director Peggy Moody filled out the online application earlier this month with our own cookbook-anthology Kitchen Table Stories as the first online product. As soon as we shipped our stock to Amazon, anyone anywhere in North America was able to get their copies direct from Amazon, with all the click-and-smile ease that we’ve come to expect from the company.
Kitchen Table Stories continues to be available directly from SCN. Actually, the SCN sales are now handled by SCN founder Susan Wittig Albert herself, and if you like, you can ask her to inscribe your copy when you order. Since SCN keeps 100% of the purchase price from these direct sales, we certainly hope that members of the SCN “family” and our close friends will want to order our cookbook from Susan Albert's book-order page and benefit SCN.
The new Amazon listing for Kitchen Table Stories will allow us to reach out and sell to a much broader audience. We're excited that we'll now be accessible to readers who may not know SCN and who might be hesitant to place an order through a website they don’t know but are totally comfortable with ordering from Amazon.
Over the rest of this year, I’ll be working on some book promotion ideas aimed at bringing our book to the attention of the new generation of home cooks. I owe a debt of gratitude to book publicist Amanda Willis for pointing out to me just how relevant our recipes and stories are to today’s economy. We’ll be working on reaching folks who are rediscovering home cooking and baking and looking for frugal and tasty ways to stretch the family’s food budget. I’ll certainly be getting in touch with the authors featured in the book to enlist your help (drop me a line if you’re keen to get started or would like to help plan this effort).
The Amazon.com page for Kitchen Table Stories is now open for business and I’m looking forward to sharing our own down-home stories and flavors with home cooks everywhere!