Author Spotlight, Guest Blogger

KIDS DON’T READ LIKE THEY USED TO…AND THAT’S A GOOD THING!

When I was a teen, you read a book, you reached the end. You put it down and started the next. The experience ended at “The End.” But for today’s teens, “The End” is just the beginning. The DVD extras generation is looking for an entire multimedia experience when he or she delves into a book. They want the world the author created to live and breathe and they want to become a part of it. What are they looking for? Cool downloads such as wallpapers, IM icons, and badges. Fan sites with forums where they can talk with fellow readers. YouTube videos created by the author, Facebook pages they can fan, and any cool, secret, inside information they can get their hands on about what’s coming up next. In short, they’re looking to become a part of the world in any way they can. Authors who provide that enhanced…