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Content help!!

 »Help me out with ideas
newkid I plan to write my first eBook, and I am itching to begin. I have an idea. I want to collect up a healthy smattering of questions that kids want to ask, but are afraid to. Kind of like those books that answer real-life questions for kids.

Example: What does "GOP" stand for?
               What are "Daisy Dukes"?
And the like.

I have sent out e-mails to close friends and relatives asking for thier questions, and no one has replied with anything!! That puts a damper on my hopes for the success of the book.

I am asking that anyone who reads this post replies to my personal e-mail at m_zerby01@yahoo.com with their own questions, either current or as a child. I would prefer questions that are written along with answers, but I would accept anything. I really appreciate it!!



Posted on: 11:00 pm on June 27, 2005
Storyman When the guys who wrote "Soup for the Soul" used this approach they also offered free copies to those who had a submission used.

Posted on: 11:46 pm on June 27, 2005
newkid Thank you for that. In some of my eBook researching, I have come across many many suggestions to do that!
Thank you

Posted on: 11:59 pm on June 27, 2005
Ebook Architect I can feel your pain. When I've emailed people asking them do a bit of work for me I usually get a very low response rate. I think you should try and find people and ask them face to face. You will probably get a better responce rate. As well if you have a website you might consider offering a free copy of your completed ebook to those who submit their questions and answers

Posted on: 8:30 pm on July 5, 2005
Storyman The guys who wrote the highly successfull series, "Chicken Soup for the Soul," wrote to people who would most likely have something to contribute. Ebook Architect's suggestion is a good one. How about contacting grade school teachers who are deal with your target audience?

Posted on: 9:08 pm on July 5, 2005
newkid Thank you, Ebook Architect. It's good to know I'm not the only one out there! I do have a website, and I was planning on giving participants a free copy, I just need to get onto my site and post that.

Storyman, I never thought of grade school teachers! That is awesome!! Thanks so so much!!

(Edited by newkid at 9:12 pm on July 5, 2005)

Posted on: 9:11 pm on July 5, 2005

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