Launching your Ebook Story- Interview with Julia Dweck and Bob Ostrom

Where are the dino's

If you’re an illustrator/author, the thought of releasing your own story book and becoming your own publisher has surely crossed your mind. Your opportunities are wide open.

The opportunities in the ebook market are HUGE!

Large traditional book publishers are very hard to get into and are notorious for not taking chances on new talent, but they are no longer the only games in town.

Today we speak with children’s book writer Julia Dweck and humor illustrator Bob Ostrom about ins and outs of their latest ebook sensation ‘Where Are the Dinos’.

We discuss:

– The development and creative process for creating your ebook

– The competitive nature of the ebook market

– The collaborative process and how best to work together with an artist or writer

Listen to the interview below and as always, leave your comments. We love to hear from you.

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Julia Dweck writes children’s stories for digital and traditional publication. She has a background in elementary education which offers her a unique perspective on what children want to read about. Julia collaborates with some of the leading artists in the world of children’s literature and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers.

Bob Ostrom is an established professional humor illustrator. He’s worked for toy companies, he designs cartoon logos and mascots, art directed video games and has illustrated over 200 Children’s books,  teaches various class and workshops in drawing, Adobe illustrator, Photoshop.

Buy the book: ‘Where Are the Dino’s’ book on Amazon                                      Connect on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/WhereAreTheDinos

Ask your Dino questions on YouTube:                                                               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjMjJmzjhwE

Connect with Julia Dweck:                                                                                             Website: http://Juleloves2write.com
Twitter: @juleloves2write

Connect with Bob Ostrom:                                                                                             Website: http://bobostrom.com
Twitter: @bobostromstudio

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7 Responses to Launching your Ebook Story- Interview with Julia Dweck and Bob Ostrom

  1. A great interview with Julia and Bob. What a great story and I am very impressed with Julia’s work ethic and planning to have 20 ebooks in less than a year.

    I certainly would be interested in hearing her process on publishing her ebooks. I have two books on Amazon presently available in both paperback and Kindle versions. Always anxious to learn about new ways of doing things.

  2. Thank you for listening Christian. Glad you found it informative. If there’s anything else you would like answered, please let us know.

  3. I found the ebook market and process to be very interesting. As someone who does not read books or magazines except in the physical version where I turn the pages myself, it was a jump. For me, sales have still been more weighted to the physical book side, but I think it will even out to 50/50 over the next year or so. My books are done for the Large Print Market and there still are people who don’t use technology.

    The process of having the paperback book converted to an ebook format was almost seamless and not as intimidating as I had thought.

    I do see the benefits of ebook technology, but I also think there is still a place for physical print (i.e. books, magazines, etc). I spend sooo much time looking at a computer screen each day, that I enjoy the physicality of a book and being able to NOT be on technology 24/7.

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