Joelle, let's start with finding out about your story. What's your book about?
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Do you believe the e-format helps or hurts you as an author? How?
Personally, I think that anything that encourages reading is a good thing. E-book. Print Book. Audio. If it helps get the story to the readers, I am a fan. E-formats have encouraged a lot of people who might not otherwise be readers to pick up a book and read for pleasure--sometimes for the first time in a long while. There is no downside to that.
Do you think the e-format helps or hurts your readers, specifically children and/or young adults?
I believe that the e-format is a great supplement to the other reading that children and young adults are doing. As a parent and teacher, I would hate to think of a time when kids don't have bookshelves full of fabulous books in their rooms. The printed book is often wonderful for fueling the imagination. E-book with their ability to create new and exciting additional content that often provides interactive experiences adds a new depth to the story that can push imagination to who new realms. The combination is something truly exciting.
What advantages of e-publishing do you think are most relevant to the children's literature market?
I think that e-reading allows parents to have books available for their children at all times, which is a wonderful thing. Also, the new, interactive pieces that are being added every day to these books provide new experiences that continue to expand kids' minds. I will be fascinated to see how those developments grow and change the way young people think of books and the stories they love.
Find out more about Joelle and her books at her website. She also has a site specifically for The Testing Trilogy where you can read excerpts, view trailers and of course, take tests! And you can follow Joelle on Facebook and Twitter.
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