Steampunk Holmes, in all of its incarnations (iPad book app, eBook, Web book, and Print), will include a catalog of Steampunk merchandise. We are actively looking for vendors of Steampunk jewelry, clothes, devices, art, etc - if its steampunk we are interested - for inclusion in our catalog.
In the interactive iPad and Web books will allow you to interact with the ads and follow links to the vendors. For example, if you click or touch the add for Abney Park you can watch Abney Park's new video. From there you can go directly to Abney Park's page on iTunes.
We are really excited about this concept of integrating non-intrusive advertising directly into the book itself. We are experimenting with a couple different business models one of which has the vendor pay percentage of sales (backend financing) the other is pay per click.
We have three products in the Catalog right now, Abney Park, the Steampunk Holmes audiobook, and the Widowmakr and we are looking for more partners so the catalog can have several pages of merchandise. If you sell Steampunk merchandise and are interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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