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Once you build an audience for your book(s), you have an opportunity to make even more money. Your fans will be eager to purchase your future books and will also be interested in other types of products.
Information products such as e-books, special reports, and teleseminars can be a fantastic source of revenue for authors. These products are most successful when they teach the buyer how to do something.
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The author of a guide to fishing could also sell:
* A special report on the best fishing destinations in a specific state.
* A booklet about how to tie flies.
* An e-book with recipes for cooking fish.
The author of a children's book could also sell:
* An audio book version of the book.
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The author of a detective novel could also sell:
* A special report with alternate endings to the book.
* An e-book with short true crime stories.
* An instructional guide on how to write a detective novel.
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* An instructional teleseminar that teaches listeners new marketing strategies.
from The Author's Guide to Building an Online Platform (Quill Drive Books 2008) by Stephanie Chandler
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The Butterfly's Dance
My New Book Unintelligent Humans will be released officially in July of this year. Check out detailed info at my website.www.UnintelligentHumans.com In addition, my last book Eastern Wisdom for Your Soul has recently been sold for translating to an E-Book publisher in Italy.
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Allbooks Reviews INTERVIEW:
Please state your name and location. (city and State or Province, Country)
My name is Laura Sepesi, and I’m from Bridgewater, NJ.
Tell us the title and publisher of your book:
The title of my book is The Guardian of Kelmar. My publisher is Infinity Publishing.
Tell us about yourself:
I’m twenty-two years old, and I’ve loved to write since I was a child. When I was in high school, I thought of the idea for The Guardian of Kelmar and the greater Kelmar Trilogy. I started writing Guardian the summer I graduated. I completed and published The Guardian of Kelmar when I was twenty-one, and achieved my dream of becoming an author.
When was the book released?
August of 2009.
Give us an overview of your book.
The Guardian of Kelmar is a young adult fantasy novel targeted for children and teens between the ages of 10 and 17. The book tells the story of Carmen Fox, a shy fifteen-year-old girl who journeys to a magical world called Kelmar, and realizes her destiny to restore peace to the war torn realm. Carmen trains to develop her magical gifts and battles Dark sorcerers in an effort to take back the land. Along the way, Carmen meets mystical creatures that aid her in discovering and mastering her magical powers.
What inspired you to write this book?
The initial inspiration for The Guardian of Kelmar came from a vivid dream that I had when I was thirteen. In that dream, I saw my first glimpse of Kelmar, and I met one of the main characters. Later on when I was in high school, I imagined the other central characters, who all began as pencil sketches. From there, I built a story around those characters and that original dream. I just wanted to write a story that I would love to read, and that I hoped other people would enjoy as well.
How is your book different from other books in this genre?
My book has many unique elements to it, and transports the reader to a magical place that they’ve never ventured before. It is an original story, filled with imaginative characters and adventures that make for an exciting and enjoyable read. The world, the beings that live there, and the magic that they use are all distinct to this story.
Where can people buy your book?
Signed and unsigned copies of my book can be ordered through my website, www.laurasepesi.com. They can also be ordered through my publisher’s website, www.buybooksontheweb.com, as well as through Amazon.com and any major bookstore.
Are you working on another book? If so when do you expect it to be published?
I am currently working on Book 2 of the Kelmar Trilogy, and I expect it to be published sometime in 2010.
If you self published, what advice can you give to fellow writers?
Go the extra mile to make your book as amazing as it can be. Invest the time and energy into writing and editing your book to perfection, and then go out and market it to the best of your ability. Develop a plan to promote your work, and always follow through.
Can you share one of your marketing successes with us?
I’ve been able to secure many book signings throughout my area, and I have had success at most all of them. I attribute this achievement to creating a solid website, getting local press coverage, and following up with bookstores. It’s a lot of work to market a book, especially at the beginning, but it’s crucial to getting your book out into the public.
How did you find Allbooks Reviews and what are you hoping for in your relationship with us?
I found Allbooks Reviews listed in a book marketing publication, and I hope to achieve positive publicity from the review and hopefully get some new readers.
Was the low cost a surprise? What other things would you like Allbooks Reviews to offer writers?
It was a surprise, and I am very happy with the excellent promotion Allbooks provided me. I feel that what Allbooks offers right now is more than sufficient, and as a writer, I was very happy with their prompt and dedicated service.
Thank you for this interview and best of luck with your book.