I’ve had quite a bit of interest in the book I created for my son that told him he has autism. So much so that I’m thinking of offering the service to others: Creating highly personalised books that introduce a child to their autism. The book would include photos and wording based around the child’s own life and family and experiences, put into a template that I’ve already created. The general idea behind the book is teaching the child that everyone has differences, and autism is their own “special difference.”
I’ve done various costings and am thinking now of putting the money into the start-up costs. But before I take that financial step, I wanted to get a better gauge of the level of interest in such a book.
At first I’d focus on the New Zealand market – which keeps costs low and payment simple – so I have two polls below to help me figure out if this will work or not; an international poll and a national (NZ) poll. The cost of the final product would likely be between $20 and $30 (NZ dollars, inclusive of postage). Please only say “yes” in the poll if you honestly would consider buying the book in that price range. I ask that if you have any comments about the idea, that you share those through the comments section too; perhaps the idea would be more attractive if it was modified in some way..?
I’m thinking about producing one (or more) free trial books to get feedback too (free except postage, and only available to New Zealanders at this stage). If you would be interested in helping me with that trial phase, then let me know that via the comments (by commenting I will be able to see your email but the public won’t). If you express interest in a free copy I would hold onto your email to let you know when (if) the books become available for general sale too, so please do not put your hand up for a free copy unless you are genuinely interested in being contacted further about the book via email.
I don’t know whether I’ll ultimately go ahead with this idea or not – I really would like to – but this polling is a good place for me to begin figuring out if it’s worth the cost and time.
Thanks for your help!