Saturday, February 15, 2014

A Tale of Two Sisters - Two Weeks - Top Ten!

On Saturday, Feb 1st,  A Tale of Two Sisters by Melissa Lagonegro hit the number 8 spot in the Children's and YA section of the Amazon Kindle store. And last week it was still there! Melissa joins us today to share her thoughts about the e-publishing journey. 

First, Melissa, please tell us what your book is about. 

A Tale of Two Sisters is a simple retelling of Disney's movie Frozen. It introduces beginning readers to the exciting tale of Elsa the Snow Queen and her sister Anna. Readers see the magical journey unfold as the sisters learn about themselves, each other, and the meaning of true love----and they're lucky enough to meet some fun loving characters along the way.

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

I was a children's book editor for a number of years before staying home to take care of my children. I did a ton of freelance writing for licensed and non licensed childrens' books and continue to do so as a stay at home mom.

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

The target audience is boys and girls who are just beginning to read on their own. Exposing kids to e-formats is just another great way to get children to grow a love of reading.

What does your writing schedule look like? What are you working on now? 

I have well over 60 titles published for young readers and I continue to work with publishers on up and coming projects. Right now, I'm working on a story for the next Barbie DVD release.

See Melissa's full list of books at her Amazon author page. And she has more books written under the author name of Melissa Arps.

Check out this week's updated Kids' EBook Bestseller List to see all the latest top tens in the top stores!