Saturday, July 16, 2011

Ni-Ni Simone: Bestselling for Ten Weeks

Since March, Ni-Ni Simone has been a frequent visitor on my Kids' E-book Bestseller List.. Her book, Upgrade U, made the list ten times, and The Breakup Diaries made the list three times.This week, she tells us all about her e-book success with Upgrade U .  
What’s your book about?

Upgrade U is about understanding that the love you have for yourself matters more than anything! 

Ni-Ni has a book trailer to tell you more.

How do you think the e-format works for your  audience?

My target audience are teens from the ages of 13-18 (although I have adults that love the Ni-Ni Simone series just as much as the teens--LOL). In the age of Facebook, twitter, social networking ect I believe that teens spend a lot of time on the computer and having book in e-format makes reading very accessible and convenient for them. I'm just thankful that they're reading even it's on their cell phones. LOL!

Is your book available in print format?

Yes, my books are in print. The paperback and the e-format are released simultaneously. The paperbacks sell more than the e-books.

How did you get published?

I've been published since 2004, as I also write adult contemporary fiction. My books are published in the traditional fashion. My road to being published was not a difficult one, as my manuscript was accepted the first time I ever sent anything to a publisher. I thank God for that, as I realize that is not everyone's plight.   

What were your initial thoughts about  e-publishing?

I was excited about the e-book publishing! It was my publisher's idea. I think it's great and is something that I hope continues in the future! 

How are people finding out about your book?

I believe people are finding out about my books mostly through social media, as I am always on facebook and twitter. There is also 'word of mouth' which I think is fantastic and has definitely worked for me as well.  I also have a web site,

Do you believe the e-format helps or hurts you as an author? And what about your readers?

I think any vehicle that keeps kids reading is beneficial for all authors. 

I think the e-format helps readers, who may not traditionally go into a book store and purchase a book, find new authors and continue reading!

Check the updated Kids' E-book Bestseller list  for more great authors and their e-books!