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Preliminary market research for upcoming anthology

Old 07-23-07, 08:02 AM
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Preliminary market research for upcoming anthology

I'm heading to San Diego this week, in part, to start spreading the word about a new book I'm putting together. To help make the book is a good as possible, I wanted to ask a few questions to get a mix of comments from the DVDtalk crowd. Consider it a bit of market research. With your answers, I hope to tighten my book proposal, and if necessary, make some changes to the book's theme/content.

So, if you're interested, here's question one...


1) The book's title is Dear Santa, Let Me Explain...
What feelings does that title conjure up? What types of stories would you expect from a book with that title?
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Old 07-23-07, 10:33 AM
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Sounds like a children's book dealing with morality from a child's perspective. Which makes me want to run from the book as far as possible...
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Old 07-23-07, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by bishop2knight
So, if you're interested, here's question one...


1) The book's title is Dear Santa, Let Me Explain...
What feelings does that title conjure up? What types of stories would you expect from a book with that title?
Without knowing anything more about the book other than the title, I'm gonna say, "Children's book" and I expect stories for the tween set and under-12s. Xmas-related stories.
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Old 07-24-07, 08:32 AM
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Well, perhaps I should've given more of a description.

It's a collection of Christmas disaster stories told through illustrated essay and sequential comic art. Many of the Christmases gone bad are indeed told from a child's perspective.

But at least from your answers, I'm close to being on track...
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Old 07-25-07, 07:59 AM
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Honestly, first thing I thought of was Lifetime Movie

Interesting though
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Old 07-26-07, 05:40 PM
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I get nostalgic feelings, having been a rapscallion not unlike Calvin (of "And Hobbes" fame).
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Old 08-14-07, 11:18 AM
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It sounds like the title of a Calvin and Hobbes compendium.
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