Sealcomics self-publishing vlog 9

I’m making a big decision to change my creative approach:

There’s a ton of information out there about self-publishing, and I came across this helpful article (click here to have a look). In a nutshell, it details ways to structure a children’s book based on age group, and includes advice on book length and type.

According to the article, my books would be really tough to sell to a large audience. The problem is that they’re too long, and the storylines are a bit complex. The substance of the article was bit hard to accept, especially since I’ve already invested the time into writing and self-publishing five books.

I’ve gotten very positive feedback from my work so far, so my first instinct was to just keep doing what I’m doing. After all, the article is only an opinion piece and the nature of markets tend to change. Could my longer format storybooks be the start of a new trend?

I’d like to think so, but I don’t want to let my ego get the best of me. The author of the article has a lot more experience than I do when it comes to selling books, and there’s simply no way to tell right now if the book market will magically shift in my favor within the next few months.

So I’ve decided it’s probably best not to stick to my guns, in this case. I can’t make huge creative decisions based on what I want the current children’s book market to be. I need to be practical, and look at the current reality of the market.

What to do next?

Start making graphic novels instead.

One of the most consistent contents I’ve received about my books is that they’re mistaken as graphic novels.

I’ve already written a graphic novel before, and I recently completed a ninja seals story in graphic novel form. It began as an experiment, but with my background in filmmaking and animation, graphic novels are proving a more natural fit for my creative style.

The writing adventure continues – More to come, and thanks for reading!

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HOW TO AVOID GETTING EATEN BY AN ORCA!

How do you avoid getting eaten by an orca? The seals will show you how!

Did you enjoy this wacky fact? There’s more in our 3rd children’s book, NINJA SEALS – BOOK 3: WACKY FACTS!

It’s available in paperback and on Kindle at Amazon, and available free if you’re subscribed to Kindle Unlimited.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy!

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NINJA SEALS books 4 & 5 – FREE download for a limited time!

Hello Friends!

From Wednesday (May 10, 2017) until Sunday (May 14, 2017), you can download NINJA SEALS books 4 & 5 FREE on Kindle!

Book 4 here
Book 5 here

These are hilarious, action-packed stories intended for kids ages 5-10.

If you enjoy them, I’d greatly appreciate it if you could leave a comment on their respective Amazon pages. Thank you so much for your support!

books 4 & 5 covers

 

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NINJA SEALS books 4 and 5 now available on Amazon Kindle!

Get your tablets ready, folks!

Ninja Seals books 4 AND 5 are now available on Amazon Kindle!

Join Alx (pronounced “Alx”) and Scooter as they embark on another zany, hilarious adventure! These books are intended for young boys (approx. ages 5 – 10) to help get them interested in reading.

Click the links below to download:

Ninja Seals book 4: Attack of the Flying Sea Turtle

Ninja Seals book 5: The Professor’s Revenge

Thanks so much for your support, and enjoy!

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