“The best advice I can offer a newcomer to the industry is to always believe in yourself.”
Why did you become a book publisher? I became a book publisher in an effort to publish my own books for children featuring the Dino-Buddies characters.
What do you like best about publishing? What is most enjoyable about publishing is the thrill and accomplishment of seeing my writing/illustrations in print.
What do you publish? Childrens books featuring the adorable Dino-Buddies - they're REAL Dino-Stars!
What is the most effective form of marketing for your press? Social Media and Conventions have proven to be valuable marketing platforms for promoting the Dino-Buddies books and associated products.
How do you define a successful title? A title can be successful on several levels - financially, in popularity, the message shared in the writing or illustrations.
Tell us about one of your titles about which you are especially proud. Obviously the first book has an importance all it's own, but our latest book, Who Stole Second Base? features the Dino-Bullies (the Dino-Buddies not-so-very-nice neighbors) and highlights the importance of confidence and courage to overcome bullying.
What has been your biggest challenge in achieving success? There are so many challenges in any adventure - especially publishing. Marketing is most likely the biggest challenge.
What advice do you have for newcomers to book publishing? The best advice I can offer a newcomer to the industry is to always believe in yourself.
How will you and your company be positioned in five years? Positioning in the next five years can be tough to pinpoint. I am planning for and expecting positive growth and positioning within the industry
When you're not fully immersed in publishing, what do you do for fun? When I am not immersed (literally) in publishing, I enjoy rebuilding and driving classic muscle cars. A close second would be country western dancing.
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