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Hola a todos:

No sé si recordaréis que os he hablado un par de veces de Seebooks que me parecen una gran oportunidad para promocionar los libros digitales pero de una manera más directa y tangible (se pueden firmar, tocar, enviar, regalar…).

Aquí el video…

Por si se me olvida, su página web está aquí.

Aparte de los Seebooks también están expandiendo y ofrecen una gran variedad de productos, incluyendo guías para museos, audios…

No os voy a contar lo difícil que es promocionar libros, especialmente la versión digital de libros en foros como presentaciones, conferencias, lecturas, ferias… Por eso su idea de puntos de libros que le permiten descargar un 33% del libro al lector gratuitamente, me pareció excelente. Es un recordatorio visual y es un regalo.

Aquí os explican un poco más:


He tenido la suerte de conocer a Rosa Sala, la CEO de la compañía y una autora que decidió buscar la manera de ayudar a promocionar los libros digitales que pueda llegar a gente que no está tan acostumbrada a la lectura en formato digital (con las ventajas del papel, pero sin los inconvenientes del peso y el espacio).

Yo estoy colaborando con  ellos para promocionar Seebooks e intentar expandirlos al Reino Unido. Aquí están los míos…

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Y los puntos de libro:

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Si queréis más información, con mucho gusto os cuento algo, os envío alguno (aunque están en inglés) y si no, podéis investigar vosotros mismos.

Podéis dejar vuestros comentarios aquí o enviarme un correo a:

olga@seebook.eu

Gracias por leer y si os ha interesado, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid y haced CLIC!

Hi all:

Some of you might remember that a few months back I brought you something I had come across in Twitter, called Seebooks (click here for a reminder of the post). I told you at the time that I had been exchanging information with Rosa Sala, the CEO, and I hoped to meet her in person in Barcelona.

Well, we met in September, and since I’ve been trying to give them a hand to bring the product to the UK (and hopefully many other places).

There are working on other products (including museum guides, audios…) and continuously renovating. And happy to hear new ideas.

Let me explain a bit more….

Seebooks look like a postcard and have the book cover at the front, at the back similar information to the back of the book (blurb, author picture if you like, and information about the author) and inside a code and QR for the book to be downloaded in a variety of formats. You can of course sign it or add a personal dedication to it. And, you can add bonus content (another story about the same characters, a video, a bit of audio, deleted chapters, PDFs with extra information… anything). You can send them to reviewers, readers, gift them as part of giveaways and take them with you to book launches or signings (and that way you can offer a less expensive alternative to your paperbacks). (Of course if you know bookshops or gift shops that might be willing to sell them there, they don’t take up a lot of space so… I’m wondering about card shops too.)

Here is a video (I just like the guy!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fm6rwJ-0KU

And they’ve just in introduced ‘Seebookmarks’ a bookmark that has the cover of the book at the front and a snippet of information about it (the author logo if you want, too), and at the back the QR and code that allows for the 33% of the book to be downloaded. When the readers get to the end of the sample, they get the links to buy it in all the shops where they’re available. You can use them like you’d use a personal card, with the advantage that it contains a gift and can hook the reader! I have talked to the local library where I live and they’re happy to have them there and to send them to the other branches. In Spain Seebook have a deal with the libraries in Barcelona and they‘re distributing Seebookmarks there (and exploring other places too).

Here is a presentation with a bit more detail about Seebookmarks:

http://bit.ly/1QCzGrG

Seebook have a virtual shop, and they collect information (about downloads: who, times, where, etc.), produce very detailed reports that they will send to you, and are happy to e-mail people who have already downloaded your books for future campaigns.

After chatting to them and working with them, they produced some Seebooks for me. Let me show them to you:

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And Seebookmarks:

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As I was saying they are keen on seeing what authors in other places think about it, and have ask me to investigate (they call me their UK representative, but that’s only a big name). What it means is that if you’re interested in the product (check their website here) I can chat to you about it, send you samples, and offer you discounts.

You can leave you comments here, or contact me via e-mail:

 

olga@seebook.eu

or

mmxrynz@hotmail.com

And readers, I’m giving away five of my own Seebooks (and I’ll throw bookmarks in too) to five of you, in advance to the official publication of the single volume version of my YA series (due the 15th of December). Just contact me! (I’ll need addresses!)

Thanks so much to Rosa and Seebook for the Seebooks and for this opportunity, thanks to you all for reading, and you know, you can like, share, comment and CLICK!

Hola a todos:

Hoy no os voy a dar mucho la lata. Ando liada con una traducción y sé que vosotros estáis tan ocupados como yo.

He estado probando un programa que se llama Snagit (si hacéis clic lo podéis descargar y probarlo gratuitamente) que permite grabar videos de la pantalla del ordenador, así que si queréis compartir algo que hagáis o hacer un video informativo, pues es bastante sencillo. También permite hacer capturas de pantalla, y hay un App que podéis descargar al teléfono, para conectaros y pasar fotos y videos de un sitio a otro directamente. Lo que me gusta mucho es que el editor se puede usar para retocar fotos también y es bastante menos complicado que algunos otros programas (especialmente como a mí lo visual no se me da nada bien, pues eso…).

Aquí os dejo un video que hice sobre cómo crear enlaces internacionales para libros en Amazon (que ya sé que lo sabréis, pero siempre hay algún despistado o algún autor novel que aún no lo ha descubierto).

Y ahora, una pregunta. Yo no he hecho, hasta ahora, ninguna presentación en directo de un libro, o firma de libros, ni nada por el estilo. Pero, me he apuntado a un evento que organiza  una autora inglesa que conozco, que tendrá lugar en Agosto del año que viene (aquí esas cosas se organizan con mucha antelación y ya hay gente reservando para el 2017), en las afueras de Manchester (ya os contaré más cuando falte menos). Se está hablando mucho de materiales promocionales, pero cada maestrillo tiene su librillo. Me preguntaba si tenéis mucha experiencia,  y qué os ha ido mejor, para irme preparando, ya que algunas cosas llevan tiempo. ¿Puntos de libro, llaveros, camisetas, bolsas, bolígrafos…?

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Estoy trabajando con Seebook y me van a enviar unos puntos de libro que permiten descargar el 33% del libro (para enganchar al lector) de I Love Your Cupcakes (Me encantan tus cupcakes) y unos Seebooks de mi trilogía juvenil Asuntos angélicos que he publicado en un solo volumen en papel, pero quiero ofrecer un poco de selección y material de promoción. Aunque en principio intentaré utilizar alguna compañía de aquí, para crear estos materiales, si conocéis a empresas o particulares en los que confiéis allí, también os agradecería la información.

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Gracias por leer, y si tenéis alguna idea, ya sabéis, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid y si queréis haced CLIC! Y si conocéis a alguien a quien le pueda interesar el video, ya sabéis. 

Hi all:

You might remember that when I left my job my plan was to learn the business of running a bookshop, and Anne and Derek from Addyman Books in Hay-on-Wye were kind enough to have me at their shops so I could learn on the job. It was a fantastic experience but due to personal circumstances I had to cut it short. I’m hoping to be able to revisit the experience sometime soon and I have not abandoned the idea, although I think I’ll need to get very creative about it (suggestions are welcome).

One of my thought for the shop would be to offer books from independent authors. But of course, stock is expensive and space is also a problem. And not all indie books are available in paper versions. I was investigating any options for this eventuality and I came across Seebook (http://www.seebook-shop.eu/en/15-seebook) that seemed like an interesting option, but in its beginning. Now I’m pleased to say that the initiative has taken off, and apart from options for traditional publishers, it also offers an option for indie authors (http://www.seebook-shop.eu/en/17-publish-your-own-seebook) and those are also advertised in their website.

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What is a Seebook? Here is their own description:

Seebook are attractive download cards for ebooks. The ideal solution to give an ebook as a present! They are Multiformat (ePub, Mobi for Kindle and PDF) suitable for any device. Without registrations. Without DRM. Also available in bookstores. Some contain extra features. Unlimited number of downloads.

And:

Seebook brings back the digital content to the real world. When you buy one of our cards you will reproduce the experience of buying a physical book, but lighter, cheaper and ecological. You just have to scan or copy the code inside to download a personalized ebook instantly wherever you prefer: in a smartphone, a tablet, or a computer.

Here is the website:

http://www.seebook.eu/en/

I’m intrigued, as it offers the option of carrying your books with you any time without being lumbered with weight, and also without occupying incredible amounts of space. It can also be sent without spending a fortune and autographed, and if you know any shops, they can hardly say they don’t have space for them. And even if you don’t have your books available in paper it’s still a viable option. And you can add extra materials to make it more attractive.

Here is what they look like

Here is what they look like

They’ve kindly offered to send me some samples that they are sending to my mother’s address in Barcelona (the company is also from Barcelona) so I’ll let you know what they look like in real life. I know from the CEO that the ones they have created for traditional publisher have become available in quite a number of bookshops in Spain and they’re hoping to be in Foyles soon, so you might come across them.

I’ll keep you posted, but I’m intrigued.

Thank you all for reading, and if you’ve found it interesting, like, share, comment, and CLICK!

I’ve met with Rosa Sala and hope to write an updated post soon. I’m just waiting on some more information. In the meantime, I thought I’d share this new video they’ve created, because it’s so cute!

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