Saturday, July 13, 2013

BLOOD RITES: Back Again as an iBook Bestseller

Author Quinn Loftis is no stranger to the Kids' EBook Bestseller list and June seems to be her particular month of success. In June of 2012 her book Blood Rites made it to the top ten for Children and Teens in the iBookstore. And on June 15th of this year, it was back -- this time in the number 9 spot. Today we get to hear all about Quinn's continued e-pub success.

First, Quinn, let's find out what your book is about.

Blood Rites is book 2 in the Grey Wolves Series. 17 year old Jacque has discovered not only is she in love with but she is also the true mate of a Canis lupus a werewolf. And with the wolf who was challenging Fane for Jacque out of the way, she is free to complete the Blood Rites with him. With her mom driving and her two best friends, Jen and Sally in tow, Jacque set off for her happily ever after. She will soon realize a plan has been put in motion that will change her course and possibly tear her from Fane's grasp forever. It will take a wolf pack, her mother's love, her two best friend's unrelenting determination, her own will to survive and the undying love of her mate to bring her home. The question remains, if she fights, if she endures, who will she be, what will be left once she is back in her mates arms? 

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

Lots of begging bloggers to read my book and do reviews on it. Telling anyone and everyone I knew about it. The help of other authors promoting my book and readers sharing it by word of mouth and thinking it's a story worth sharing. 

How are people finding out about your book? Tell us about your marketing and use of social media.

Bloggers, my author Facebook page, My website, Goodreads, Twitter, other authors telling people and putting chapters in the back of their books, other readers sharing my book. 

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

Teens are my target, though I have a lot of adult readers. I think e-format is great for teens because they like to have everything at their fingertips and not having to carry around a physical book just makes it that much easier for them. 

Do you think e-publishing will eventually take over print publishing? Why or why not? How do you see the world of e-publishing for children within the next 5 years?

As wonderful as e-publishing is I don't believe it will ever put print publishing out all together. Their are still so many people that love to have a physical copy of a book, in fact one of the things I run into is when people buy and e-book and love it, they usually want it in paperback and I think it's more of a sentimental thing, but still there is just something to be said for having a physical copy of something that you really care about. I think in 5 years we will see more school text in e-format, but I don't think that there will be any less print copies of books being printed.

Learn more about Quinn and her books at her website. Above, she mentioned several other ways to find her so I'm providing links for you: her author Facebook page, Goodreads and Twitter.

Have a look at this week's Kids' EBook Bestseller list for all the latest books from the best authors. Have you read something you've enjoyed lately? Take a moment to tell the world by posting a review. Authors appreciate your feedback.