We had an exciting weekend. Sunday morning someone emailed me that our interview was posted at Huffington Post! We’re excited about this because they have a large following and it will place Tres Bohemes in front of a lot of new people!
You can read the interview here.
We’re really excited about this and would love if you would share the news with your friends, families and networks!
Huffington Post doesn’t allow for links and several people have already emailed to ask about the links to what we discussed in the interview, so we are providing those for you below:
Distinct Press is our publishing company. It has both a website and a blog, and of course we encourage you to visit. We began by publishing our own books (books that Kytka wrote) and then we offered workshops, seminars and classes on ‘How To Publish Your Book’. The process we find so simple seemed daunting to others and they naturally wanted us to publish their books, so we did. We also helped to maximize their presence on Amazon and optimized their pages and we now offer that as a service we call Amazon Tune-Up.
Those efforts led to being approached by business people who wanted a book, but were not writers. They just knew that having a book as a positioning tool was a great strategy. SO we wrote the books for them, as ghostwriters. The greatest benefit of this is that where you used to pay to be on television or radio – when you publish a book, those same television and radio stations that wanted your ad dollars now want you as an esteemed guest. You get more attention, more time and a much greater results because they are positioning you as the expert.
We feel very fortunate that we’ve worked with so many wonderful people over the years and that we’ve been able to help their businesses grow. They seem to enjoy and appreciate us too. based on the feedback we’ve received.
We would love to publish Czech and Slovak authors and their stories. Recently, we sent a proclamation of sorts to several people on our physical mailing list and the rest of you can see it here, it’s an open call for Czech and Slovak writers. So whether you’ve been writing or just thinking and dreaming – do reach out. We’re sure we can help to tell your story.
Beautiful Mount Airy Lodge is a book that Zanna and Zynnia are working on – well, actually it’s almost complete – but we don’t have funds to publish, yet. They’ve decided to start a crowdfunding campaign to see if there is in fact interest for the book in the world, and if so, people can pre-order the book through the campaign. You can also learn more about the Czech connection to Mount Airy Lodge, and Kytka’s very personal connection to it by reading this post.
The organizations we have become a part of and support that were mentioned in the interview are as follows:
Czechoslovak Society of Arts & Sciences (SVU). The SVU is an independent non-profit international cultural organization dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, the free dissemination of ideas, and the fostering of contact among people. It brings together scholars, scientists, artists, writers, students, lawyers, businessmen and others, throughout the world who have, because of their ethnic background or professional calling, have an interest in the Czech Republic and/ or Slovakia, their histories, peoples or their cultural and intellectual contributions. You can learn more about them or inquire about membership at their website.
Czech North American Chamber of Commerce & Culture (CNACC&C). The Czech North American Chamber of Commerce was established in Boston, Massachusetts in October 1998. The organization is working on several major projects, such as a traveling exhibition of contemporary Czech visual art in cooperation with leading Czech cultural organizations, as well as several important events in the music area. They also offer membership to Czech artists living both in North America as well as in the Czech Republic, offering them promotion of their works through their website.
Of course, we do support many other Czech organizations, websites, groups and initiatives but these are the two that made it into the interview.
Many of you know we occasionally post about such organizations and also feature guest posts from people within the community. We love to hear and share your stories whether you are young or old, you live here or there, or whether it’s a place, person, thing or memory – and no matter what you love, remember or want to share – there’s a high probability we’d love to hear about it and possibly share it here, so if you do have anything, let’s talk!
So here, in much more than a nutshell, is some background for those who have been wondering.
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