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Day 10 of the NO EXCUSES 3-Week Author Blog Challenge: Other things besides books…

Readers want books. You know, the kinds with pages and words and stories and ideas. Retailers want brands – the book and whatever else comes with it. A game. A stuffed animal. A workbook. A calendar. A video. Ancillary products also broaden your prospective reach as an author. Remember The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Just celebrated its 45th anniversary with a bunch of new products.



Each day, we have a prompt upon which the authors may base their posts – or they may opt to write on the topics of their choice.

The Day 10 prompt is:

What ancillary product could you develop or create to sell along with your book? What steps would you take to design it? Who would you have to ask for help? How could you package it with your book to generate repeat sales, endorsements, referrals, or other promotions?

AUTHORS – use the link below to add your November 6th post to our list!

READERS, be sure to check out our PARTICIPANTS page to see the list of bloggers who are taking part in the challenge, and READ THEM! Then, if you like what you read, be sure to share the posts on your social media networks so our bloggers get the best exposure possible.

If you’re just learning about the Challenge for the very first time, don’t let the late hour sign-me-updeter you from joining! Fill out the REGISTRATION FORM, read the Guidelines, and begin blogging away! You’ll qualify for the contest to win a $35 gift card to the bookstore of your choice IF you back-post for all the days you’ve missed so far AND add your name to the MisterLinky for each date. Details will be sent via email upon your registration.

We’ll check in daily for a recap of the prior day’s best blog entries.

Put on those thinking caps!