I’d love to know how you like to read. In particular, what format do you prefer?
January is the time to plan next year’s goals, but this year, because it’s a new decade, I also want to look a little more ahead. And that means planning what type of new formats I’d like to publish in the next ten years.
Ebook and Paperback
All of my 13 titles are published in both Ebook and paperback, including The Nordic Heart Box Set of Books 1-4. As of last March, they are also available across various online platforms and shops, including, of course, the mighty Amazon, but also iBooks, GooglePlay, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, plus others.
In Scandinavia, Adlibris stocks my titles, as does Barnes and Noble in the US, to name a few. There are a couple of selected bookshops elsewhere, such as Mariehmans Bookhandel in the islands of Åland where my latest series of books are set. There’s even a homeware store, Åre Hemslöjd in the Swedish ski resort, which sells The Christmas Heart. This is a love story set in the beautiful snow-capped Swedish Alps. As you can see, I have been quite imaginative in my distribution!
Audio, Large Print Or Translation Rights?
But this is not enough. Many of my readers want to have my books in audio, large print, or in translation. So I want to add as many new formats to my current set of books as possible. I’ve been approached by a Turkish publisher, but I am keen to also get my books out in the Nordic languages (prioritising Finnish and Swedish). I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked if my books are available in my two other languages, so I think it’s the time! I also think the German market would be interested in my books, so to sell my rights to a German publisher is another priority for 2020-2030.
How Do You Like To Read?
In order to decide which new format to prioritize, I’d love to hear from you. Do you prefer to read books on your Kindle (or other E-Reader), in paperback, large print or audio?
Would you like to read my books in another language? If so, let me know what language(s) you prefer.
Thank you! Your replies will be invaluable to me.