Saturday, December 1, 2012

Winnie's War: Top Ten Victory on Amazon

On the Kids' EBook Bestseller List for November 17th, Jenny Moss took the  #3 spot in the "Children's and Teen" section of the Amazon Kindle store with her book, Winnie's War. Jenny took some time to share her thoughts on the e-success of her book.

What is Winnie's War about?                   BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON

Winnie Grace lives right by the cemetery in a small Texas town in the year 1918. When the Spanish influenza sweeps through Coward Creek, she is desperate to protect her two younger sisters, her coffin-making father, her distant mother, and even her cranky grandmother. Winnie's War, a middle grade novel, was selected as a Bank Street Children's Book of the Year.

Tell us about your path to publication: Traditional or independent? Recently or further in the past? 

My novels - Winnie's War, Shadow, and Taking Off - are traditionally published by Bloomsbury/Walker and Scholastic. I've dreamed of seeing my books on library shelves since I was a child. My first book was published in 2009.

What top factors do you believe put your e-book where it is now?

Honestly, I have no idea. My editor e-mailed to tell me Winnie's War had been selected as an Amazon Kindle Daily Deal. It was a fun day. :)

How are people finding out about your book? 

I've been very fortunate in that my publishers have done most of the marketing of my books - getting them reviewed by professional journals, placed in Scholastic Book Fairs, and into the hands of librarians and teachers.

What is your target audience, and how do you believe the e-format works for that audience and serves their needs?

I write for tweens and teens, who seem to be very comfortable with e-books. It'll be interesting to see the changes that occur as these age groups get older.

Is your book available in print format? Which came first?

All of my books were first published in print format.

Learn more about Jenny and her books at her website. And see this week's Kids' EBook Bestseller List for the latest top tens in the most popular ebook stores.