As we have posted numerous times recently, Your Pet Space will be building a collection of pet-related electronic books for sale on our site. We’re very excited about offering our own e books, for a number of reasons:
1.) E-Books don’t kill trees! ‘Nuff said.
2.) They’re faster to obtain. If you’re a pet owner, you need answers about your fur babies NOW, not at the leisure of UPS.
3.) They’re portable. You can read an e book anywhere, and carry many more than if they were paper books.
4.) Find what you need fast! You can do global searches within an e book that are impossible in a paper version.
5.) You can be a published writer, and make some change doing it. We can not only showcase new writers about their own pets, but create an affiliate program so you can create income by helping to promote our books.
6.) They’re affordable for everyone. The average e book costs between $3–$37.00, depending on the content. We plan to offer our books for $5-$15, depending on the book and creators, as well as production costs. So you’ll be able to afford to purchase some you like, help shelter pets, and help keep YPS on the air, all at the same time. 😉
7.) Upgrades can be offered free! For any e books we create, we will update them for free to our customers. (So your info is never out of date.)
8.) We can load them with useful links. Our e books will be full of resources–they’ll be virtually (hehe) chock full of information as vast as the internet.
9.) E-Reader technology can only get better. Woot!
Re-Thinking Of The Pitch Your Breed Project
A few months ago, we released an appeal for writers to contribute a paragraph on their pets to helps us create our first two e books. Originally, we intended that a portion of the proceeds would be donated to a local shelter. But we’ve since decided, in keeping with our deepest goals in starting this site, and our theme in 2014 of a PET REVOLUTION, that these books will be written by shelters and rescues, and will be descriptions of pets currently needing forever homes. Further, ALL the proceeds (except production costs) will now go to a rescue in need. (We’ve chosen Lil’ Paw Prints Animal Rescue Haven as our first recipient organization).
Any contributions of pet owners will go into one of our other pet e book projects, such as…
Other E Book Ideas We’re Kicking Around
Your Good Pet (training)
Your Holistic Pet
Your Heroic Pet
Your Senior Pet
For this purpose, among others, we’ve recently acquired a sister domain, Petsstories.com, which currently re-directs back to YPS, but may be used in future to promote e books exclusively. In the meantime, we’d LOVE to hear what ideas you have! And of course we’d love to hear from you if you have something to contribute to any of our e-books.
Just request guidelines or send submissions to Joy@YourPetSpace.Info