Separate Spotlight for family history project? Better organized?And so on
Hi. I've been very satisfied with lulu - not many sales but I write for fun, that's what's important. I have a question regarding what to do about this newest project and wondered if anyone has advice.
I've done a fair amount of genealogy research on my family, and after discussing it after the death of my great-uncle at age 95 last month, I was encoruaged to produce a small book on it. There would actually be enough to do a story on my great grandparents in the 1910s, except I'd rather not try to put words in their mouths since they're not historical figures; it was one thing doing Abe Lincoln, etc. for my alternate history. Plus, I'm not as certain about the manner of speakinga nd would be a bit concerned about anachronisms, etc.. Still, I wanted to do something more than jsut dry names and dates, so the "This Week in baseball" style caught my attention, and I'm writing up various people with a few small quotes and scenes as if it was a TWiB-style highlight show.
Now, I could put the family tree as a picture and then the story and stuff and have it private except for those who wanted to view it, but it might be something that could sell for a couple bucks. So my questions:
1. Has anyone else had people interested in such books? It's not like there's a lot of detail (that's why I like the TWiB route - I have just enough info to fit in cool stories where I know them, and it can be written in an entertaining way.) but people might get ideas on how to research from it, too. I would just want to create a separate account for it and link to my regular spotlight on that spotlight.
2. Or, would a private apge be better? I've never used a private page before. How does that work? Is that only for when you are working on something and will eventually make it public? Or, can you share it with others if you want
3. With the separate spotlight thought, it made me wonder, is there a way to rearrange books in one's spotlight? I thought it might be nice to have 1 row of Print and one of ebooks, but I haven't really tried to edit it in a logn time.
Thanks a lot for any help/advice.