Time to pull out your synopsis skills! In a few sentences, tell us what your book is about.
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Tell us about your path to publication: Traditional or independent? Recently or further in the past?
I first started posting my stories chapter by chapter online, to a website called Wattpad. The Kissing Booth had phenomenal success on the website, reaching over 19.2 million reads, and winning a website award for Most Popular Teen Fiction. In October 2012 I was then contacted by an editor (now my editor) from Random House, who was interested in signing me up to publish The Kissing Booth - and voila! By December 2012, I was officially a published author, with The Kissing Booth available as an ebook, and out in paperback April 2013.
What is your target audience, and how do you believe the e-format works for that audience and serves their needs?
My target audience is teenage girls, and as far as I'm concerned, having my book available on ereaders is a great way for my audience to access it. Most teenagers nowadays have some type of smart phone, or a tablet device, which makes it so easy for them to download ebooks, whether it's on a Kindle, or on their iPod Touch.
What were your initial thoughts about e-publishing? Have those initial thoughts changed now that you’ve done it?
Having grown up in a society where young people are using technology more and more, I didn't really think it was anything unusual that my book would be available as an ebook. Ereaders and other devices like iPhones that enable people to read ebooks seem to have become a fairly substantial part of the book market now, and whilst I firmly stick to buying printed books where I can, I suppose in a way, I take epublishing for granted. It's so accessible now that I was rather neutral when told my book would be available first as an ebook. I think I would have been a bit shocked if my book weren't an ebook, quite frankly!
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