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Author's Experience With Ebook Publishing

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In 2012 author A.S.Santos published book 1 of the SPRG Series, a paranormal romance trilogy for teens and college students. Instead of publishing in print, Santos published purely in ebook format with …

In 2012 author A.S.Santos published book 1 of the SPRG Series, a paranormal romance trilogy for teens and college students. Instead of publishing in print, Santos published purely in ebook format with digital publisher Flipreads.

This presentation -- presented at the Aklatan book conference in September 2013 -- tells the author's experience, for the information of other authors and writers.

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  • 1. My Experience As An EBook Author
  • 2. My Experience As An EBook Author A.S.Santos Author of the SPRG Series Student Paranormal Research Group
  • 3. In the next 15 minutes… • • • • • • A little bit about myself. A little bit about the SPRG Series. Why I chose eBook publishing. eBooks vs. Print Books (?) How I help market my eBooks. Halloween offer. 
  • 4. About Me: A.S.Santos
  • 5. About Me: A.S.Santos - First published at 14
  • 6. About Me: A.S.Santos - First published at 14 - Won a “love story writing” contest
  • 7. About Me: A.S.Santos - First published at 14 - Won a “love story writing” contest - Magazine Writer & Editor
  • 8. About Me: A.S.Santos - First published at 14 - Won a “love story writing” contest - Magazine Writer & Editor - Scriptwriter for Television
  • 9. About Me: A.S.Santos - First published at 14 - Won a “love story writing” contest - Magazine Writer & Editor - Scriptwriter for Television - Web Content Writer
  • 10. About Me: A.S.Santos Workshop Facilitator: Creative Writing
  • 11. About Me: A.S.Santos “Ebook publishing became a good choice for me based on experience.”
  • 12. About The SPRG Series
  • 13. About The SPRG Series SPRG: Student Paranormal Research Group
  • 14. About The SPRG Series SPRG: Student Paranormal Research Group www.StudentParanormalResearchGroup.com
  • 15. joins
  • 16. meets
  • 17. SPRG Series • Paranormal Romance for Young Adults / New Adults – Ghost Story – Coming of Age / Self Discovery – Love Story
  • 18. Available on Amazon Book 1: Voices In The Theater Sam is able to “hear things.”
  • 19. Available on Amazon Book 2: Corpse In The Mirror Sam is able to “see things.”
  • 20. Launching in 2014 Book 3: Darkness In The World Sam is able to “affect things.”
  • 21. The SPRG Series “I love how they’re just regular teenagers having supernatural experiences.” - Cris Lim Scriptwriter, 100 Days To Heaven
  • 22. The SPRG Series “…kept me at the edge of my seat, and there were several times that I had to stop myself from reading because I was seriously getting creeped out. But I still wanted to read because I wanted to know what happens next.”’ - Tina http://onemorepage.tinamats.com
  • 23. Why I Chose Ebook Publishing
  • 24. Why I Chose Ebook Publishing - Instant worldwide reach.
  • 25. Why I Chose Ebook Publishing - Instant worldwide reach. - Amazon’s statistics are inspiring.
  • 26. Why I Chose Ebook Publishing - Instant worldwide reach. - Amazon’s statistics are inspiring. - My experience as a feature writer. Cosmopolitan Magazine VS FemaleNetwork.com
  • 27. Why I Chose Ebook Publishing More feedback & reader response. - Instant worldwide reach. - Amazon’s statistics are inspiring. - My experience as a feature writer. Cosmopolitan Magazine VS FemaleNetwork.com
  • 28. Why I Chose Ebook Publishing - SEO / online-marketing compatible: Search  Find  Pay  Get
  • 29. Will eBooks Replace Print Books? The question I’ve heard since 1998.
  • 30. Nah. I still love print books. Books are Friends!
  • 31. It’s A Partnership eBooks  a way to easily take my friends with me
  • 32. It’s A Partnership eBooks  a way to easily take my friends with me World traveler, blogger, and passionate reader. Had to give away her books… and was glad to have her ebooks. earth2eartha.com
  • 33. How I Help Market My Series - Website: www.StudentParanormalResearchGroup.com
  • 34. How I Help Market My Series - Connecting with Professors & Teachers
  • 35. My novels help teachers… - Encourage students to use gadgets more productively. - Engage students with fiction they like: the ghost story. - Discuss important life themes with teens.
  • 36. Book Discussion Guides For Teachers, Parents, Book Clubs - YOU www.StudentParanormalResearchGroup.com
  • 37. This Halloween Season, invite me to talk about: SPRG 2: Corpse In The Mirror • FOR SCHOOLS / ORGS: – The Top 10 Things Teens Need To Know About The Paranormal www.StudentParanormalResearchGroup.com
  • 38. This Halloween Season, invite me to talk about: SPRG 2: Corpse In The Mirror • FOR SCHOOLS / ORGS: – The Top 10 Things Teens Need To Know About The Paranormal – How To Write Ghost Stories www.StudentParanormalResearchGroup.com
  • 39. This Halloween Season, invite me to talk about: SPRG 2: Corpse In The Mirror • FOR SCHOOLS / ORGS: – The Top 10 Things Teens Need To Know About The Paranormal – How To Write Ghost Stories • FOR RADIO: – The 5 Kinds of Ghosts www.StudentParanormalResearchGroup.com
  • 40. There You Have It… • • • • • • A little bit about myself. A little bit about the SPRG Series. Why I chose eBook publishing. eBooks vs. Print Books (Nah.) How I help market my eBooks. Halloween offer. 
  • 41. My Experience As An EBook Author A.S.Santos Author of the SPRG Series Student Paranormal Research Group
  • 42. This Halloween Season, invite A.S.Santos to talk about: • FOR SCHOOLS / ORGS / CAFÉS / BOOKSTORES : JUST EMAIL: – The Top 10 Things info@flipside.ph with Teens Need To Know the subject heading About The Paranormal – How To Write Ghost Stories We want to invite A.S.Santos • FOR RADIO: – The 5 Kinds of Ghosts www.StudentParanormalResearchGroup.com