Can your book appear in 10 other forms? Yes, and then some. Here are some versions to consider:
- Limited Edition – only so many are printed and no re-prints are made.
- Deluxe Edition – the book is printed on special paper, the cover may have a special binding and feel, and it may come with something extra, like a DVD.
- Hardcore Trade Edition – hardcover book, typically 6 x 9.
- Trade Paperback – paperback book, typically 5.5 x 8.5.
- Mass Market Paperback – smaller paperback book, usually 4 x 6.
- Textbook Edition – enhance your book to look more like a textbook, with an index, list of resources, bibliography, study questions, etc.
- Comic Book – adapt your book into a comic book, replete with illustrations and minimal text.
- Book Digest – shortened version of your book, either with fewer chapters or shorter, condensed chapters.
- Premium – book is slightly changed to meet the needs of a specific company or organization that buys the book in bulk quantity.
- Series – create other books along the same theme as the first.
- Revised or Annual Edition – add a chapter or two, update your info, and boom, you have a new book.
Of course, based on your book, you might be able to sell the rights for publishing the book in other languages and sold into other countries. You might produce a CD or audio book, a DVD, or video, a screenplay, computer software, toy or characters, stationery items like cards, and other items for sale based on your book.
Another thing you can do is incorporate the writings of others on the topic your book covers and combine it with portions of your book to produce an anthology.
If your book is non-fiction, maybe you create fiction based on the topic you write on. If you wrote fiction, consider coming out with a non-fiction companion. If your book is for adults, adapt a children’s illustrated version. Or, come up with a parody to your topic and do a humor version to your book.
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