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On the Up Side
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In the midst of my recent wallow in self doubt, something cool happened.

One of my titles – under my real name – a family book (not this naughty erotica I sometimes write) – is currently ranking #19 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Lifestyle & Home > Home & Garden > Crafts & Hobbies > Crafts for Children

Now sales on this particular book are teeny tiny, yet I’ve sold a few this month.

The book is Craft Classics – and I recently changed the book cover, and put it through a re-edit.

The history of this book dates back over 30 years. I started it when our son was in pre-school. I started collecting craft projects – and then testing them with our son, and then daughter – talking photos of the projects.

My idea back then was to do a craft book for kids. Initially it was called Crafts for Kids – but I changed it to Craft Classics.

When we published our community paper in So Ca, I’d include a craft project each month – with a photo.

I eventually published the book through Lulu – yet it was full color and way too expensive.

Then came the iPad and color readers – so I went the eBook route.

It is funny, while I don’t sell a lot (compared to my erotica) – I get more tickled every time someone buys one of these.

Bobbi
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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 6:56 AM   in response to: robethpublishin... in response to: robethpublishin...
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You're on track. That's for sure. I write on several genre. My best returns come on my guide books, with my mini-historical epic war stories second (in sales, not in quality). "Different strokes for different folks!" Anon.
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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 7:09 AM   in response to: robethpublishin... in response to: robethpublishin...
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All is well.

Thom
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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 7:42 AM   in response to: robethpublishin... in response to: robethpublishin...
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This makes me ask, is one of your erotica books a pop-up?
robethpublishin...

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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 7:51 AM   in response to: saxon21 in response to: saxon21
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HeeeHeeeeheeee....

Thank you for the laugh. I imagine my husband wondered why I was laughing at the computer.

;)
diamondlifestyle

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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 11:34 AM   in response to: saxon21 in response to: saxon21
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groooooooooan....
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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 12:28 PM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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Hey, hey, hey...think about it. There aren't many authors that have the cross genre knowledge to make that happen. It's a gift.
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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 12:34 PM   in response to: saxon21 in response to: saxon21
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I remember seeing a porn book aimed at the blind once. It was like bumpy paper. I remember there were erotic robots in it... just weird on sooooooo many levels. But I suppose if there's an audience...

EDIT: found it! http://acidcow.com/pics/8913-tactile-minds-porno-bookfor-blind-people-20-pics.html

(Okay technically these are pornographic images, but honestly...I think you'll be okay to click. And they're not photos, they're 3D impressions made of paper. Bit like when a paperback book -- remember those? -- has an embossed title).

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