Saturday, July 23, 2011

Addison Moore: Solid Success for Ethereal

Addison Moore joins us this week. Her book Ethereal is an Amazon bestseller, and it’s been on my Kid's E-book Bestseller List since May. Welcome, Addison.

First, thank you SO much for having me on your blog! I’m honored to be here!

My pleasure! I see that Ethereal is your first book in a series of three, and that you just recently finished the third book, Burn. Tell us what they are about.

The Celestra series is about sixteen year-old Skyla Messenger who moves to Paragon Island with her family and soon learns she is a descendant of the Nephilim angels. Skyla falls in love with a boy named Logan, but due to the fact they both belong to the nearly extinct but powerful Celestra faction, they cannot be a couple as it endangers their lives. Needless to say, struggles ensue.  

What is your target audience, and how do you believe the e-format works for them?

The Celestra series is young adult fiction, categorized under paranormal romance. I think this particular genre has the widest reach as far as a cross over audience is concerned. I find that most of my readers are outside of the 14-18 demographic and I think that’s great. I’ve been reading and writing young adult for far longer than I ever was a teenager. There’s something simply timeless and special about that tender time in our lives and what better way to live in that world than through books? 

What were your initial thoughts about  e-publishing? Have those initial thoughts changed now that you’ve done it?

When e-readers first came out I had mixed feelings about them. It made me wonder what would happen to the paper books I loved to hold, and smell, and curl up with in bed at night. I wondered about bookstores and their fate and how I would possible live in a world where I couldn’t see and touch books. It’s safe to say I’ve assimilated well. I LOVE my e-reader. I had a Kindle for two years then switched to an ipad with a Kindle app and I don’t leave the house without it. Thank God there are still plenty of paper books in the world. I don’t see them vanishing as I once feared. I’m so thrilled to be able to share my stories and have them available to anyone on the planet at the touch of a button. It’s a wonderful time to be a writer!

Addison Moore
How are readers finding out about your book?

I have to say it’s mostly word of mouth. I’d love to say my facebook, twitter, or blog was responsible or that I hired an amazing publicist but none of that is true. I think for whatever reason my books have resonated with people and I often get emails letting me know that not only have they enjoyed my books, but they’ve told their friends and family. People have been tweeting about the series and a lot of really nice bloggers like yourself have hosted me and my books. I think that kind of exposure is invaluable.

Have a look at this week's Kids' E-Book Bestseller List for the top authors and books in the most popular e-book stores. And noote that Addison's third book in the Celestra series, Burn, hit the number 6 spot on Amazon this week!