The target audience for Cowboy Camp is four to eight year olds. While I believe nothing can replace the experience of sharing a traditional book with a child (the coziness, the smell and feel of a book, the turn of the pages…), I think the e-format has a lot to offer. Three perks of the e-format, for instance, are that this version is cheaper, portable, and convenient.
Is your book available in print format? Which came first and why? How do your sales compare between the two formats?
Cowboy Camp is available in print format as well. The traditional print version of Cowboy Camp debuted in 2005 which was well before the e-format craze. The print format of the book continues to sell well. It’s too early to make a comparison between the two formats since the e-format only came out in fall 2010.
Tell us briefly about your path to publication.
All of my books are with traditional publishers. Cowboy Camp was my first book, and it was discovered in the slush pile. Since then I have sold eight others.
Do you believe the e-format helps or hurts you as an author? How?
I write so that children can experience the joy and wonder found in books. The more formats that are available, the more children can be reached.
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