Frank Eakin and his family rediscovered the nineteenth book 12 Years as a Slave and helped turn it into an award winning movie.
On Friday Frank Eakin shared his Hero’s Story with our middle school Eagles via Skype, giving tips such as:
- Make sure your book is different and stands out. 99% of books don’t sell more than 1,000 copies.
- The right cover art and extras help a book sell itself.
- Use inexpensive E-book editions to encourage first adopters.
- Having a celebrity like Brad Pitt or Louis Gossett Jr. take an interest in your project can help spread the word, without advertising.
Maybe one day soon we’ll be walking down the red carpet with one of our Eagles!