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Tell us briefly about your path to publication: Traditional or independent?
I chose to publish independently because I’m impatient! Once I finally made the decision to get my stories out there, I wanted it done quickly. In hindsight, I wouldn’t change a thing. It was definitely the right path for me.
What top factors do you believe put your e-book where it is now?
Periodically listing my first book, Saving Wishes, for free has given Second Hearts a great push. People took a chance on an unknown author and downloaded the freebie. Thankfully, those who enjoyed the first book were keen to continue the story and tell others about it.
How are people finding out about your book? Tell us about your marketing and use of social media.
My Facebook page is my main link to my readers. I’ve met such great people and choose to hang out there most days. iTunes have been very kind to me with providing great exposure. My books were featured in the ‘breakout books’ and ‘hot new teen fiction’ sections. I’ve also been privileged to meet some fantastic bloggers who’ve run some great features and competitions on my work.
What is your target audience, and how do you believe the e-format works for that audience and serves their needs?
I expected my audience to be predominately teen girls but many of my readers are much older. I love hearing that mums and daughters are reading and enjoying my books together. I’m sure younger audiences love the convenience and lower price of e-books.
Do you think e-publishing will eventually take over print publishing? Why or why not?
I think e-publishing will continue to grow but I don’t think it will ever take over print publishing. Nothing compares to turning the pages of a book you really love. A good book can be a treasured possession, especially for children.
Use the Facebook link GJ provided above to follow all the latest news about her and her books.. And don't forget to have a look at the latest Kids' EBook Bestseller List to see this week's top tens for children and teens -- including Second Hearts in the iBookstore.