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 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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Author's Experience With Ebook Publishing

  1. 1. My Experience As An EBook Author
  2. 2. My Experience As An EBook Author A.S.Santos Author of the SPRG Series Student Paranormal Research Group
  3. 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. 4. About Me: A.S.Santos
  5. 5. About Me: A.S.Santos - First published at 14
  6. 6. About Me: A.S.Santos - First published at 14 - Won a “love story writing” contest
  7. 7. About Me: A.S.Santos - First published at 14 - Won a “love story writing” contest - Magazine Writer & Editor
  8. 8. About Me: A.S.Santos - First published at 14 - Won a “love story writing” contest - Magazine Writer & Editor - Scriptwriter for Television
  9. 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. 10. About Me: A.S.Santos Workshop Facilitator: Creative Writing
  11. 11. About Me: A.S.Santos “Ebook publishing became a good choice for me based on experience.”
  12. 12. About The SPRG Series
  13. 13. About The SPRG Series SPRG: Student Paranormal Research Group
  14. 14. About The SPRG Series SPRG: Student Paranormal Research Group www.StudentParanormalResearchGroup.com
  15. 15. joins
  16. 16. meets
  17. 17. SPRG Series • Paranormal Romance for Young Adults / New Adults – Ghost Story – Coming of Age / Self Discovery – Love Story
  18. 18. Available on Amazon Book 1: Voices In The Theater Sam is able to “hear things.”
  19. 19. Available on Amazon Book 2: Corpse In The Mirror Sam is able to “see things.”
  20. 20. Launching in 2014 Book 3: Darkness In The World Sam is able to “affect things.”
  21. 21. The SPRG Series “I love how they’re just regular teenagers having supernatural experiences.” - Cris Lim Scriptwriter, 100 Days To Heaven
  22. 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. 23. Why I Chose Ebook Publishing
  24. 24. Why I Chose Ebook Publishing - Instant worldwide reach.
  25. 25. Why I Chose Ebook Publishing - Instant worldwide reach. - Amazon’s statistics are inspiring.
  26. 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. 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. 28. Why I Chose Ebook Publishing - SEO / online-marketing compatible: Search  Find  Pay  Get
  29. 29. Will eBooks Replace Print Books? The question I’ve heard since 1998.
  30. 30. Nah. I still love print books. Books are Friends!
  31. 31. It’s A Partnership eBooks  a way to easily take my friends with me
  32. 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. 33. How I Help Market My Series - Website: www.StudentParanormalResearchGroup.com
  34. 34. How I Help Market My Series - Connecting with Professors & Teachers
  35. 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. 36. Book Discussion Guides For Teachers, Parents, Book Clubs - YOU www.StudentParanormalResearchGroup.com
  37. 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. 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. 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. 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. 41. My Experience As An EBook Author A.S.Santos Author of the SPRG Series Student Paranormal Research Group
  42. 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

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