Category Archives: Video

Book Trailers As Marketing Tools

Have you thought about hiring someone to do a book trailer for you? Watch Episode Sixteen of Diary of a Mid-List Author first! ~ Suzanne

Links:

https://pixabay.com/

Envato Elements: https://elements.envato.com/pricing

https://depositphotos.com

https://www.shutterstock.com

https://www.123rf.com

https://www.bigstockphoto.com

https://www.istockphoto.com

Envato Market: https://videohive.net/?auto_signin=tr…

After Effects tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bex2h…

Something Wicked in L.A.: https://books2read.com/u/3JVeje

The Star-Crossed Seamstress: https://amzn.to/2UVEIWX

On Dialogue Tags

Do you ever get tired of He Said/She Said? In Episode Fifteen of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I show you how to get rid of those pesky dialogue tags forever! ~ Suzanne

Links:

Grace Unmasked is available at this universal link: https://books2read.com/u/bMQ8l7 or at Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aq96zg

Wikipedia (Dialogue in writing): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialogu…

The 20K Word Graveyard • Diary of a Mid-List Author

Have you ever had a project you couldn’t make work and you were furious you’d wasted your time? In Episode Fourteen of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I tell you how I pulled the fat out of the fire. ~ Suzanne

Links: An American in Paris of the West:Amazon @ https://amzn.to/33y2UCy

Duke of a Gilded Age: Universal Link @ https://books2read.com/u/bP5MrY at GooglePlay @ https://bit.ly/2WzI4kV or Amazon @ https://amzn.to/2QxxYNz

A Chance of Rayne: Amazon @ https://amzn.to/2UgrGms

Graveyard Image by Tim Hill from Pixabay: https://bit.ly/39aDJr2

ESTABLISHING AN AUTHOR BRAND

In Episode Thirteen of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I talk about why you should establish an author brand and how. Enjoy! ~ Suzanne

Links:

Coburg Cow photo (c) https://thesportsarsenal.com/2015/04/15/recognition-day-at-the-citadel-a-report-from-campus/coburg-cow-copy/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response

ASMR videos: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=asmr

The Big Gulf of Indifference

So you wrote a book? Just between you and me, I think that’s fantastic. Unfortunately, nobody else cares. In Episode Twelve of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I talk about the challenge of making people want to read your book. Enjoy! ~ Suzanne

Links:

Lifeboat (1944): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifeboat_(1944_film)

Titanic (1997): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_(1997_film)


Featured Image by Thomas Wolter from Pixabay

LEAP DAY RELEASE • AN AMERICAN IN PARIS OF THE WEST #historicalromance

Happy Leap Day! Today is also the day I release my first book of 2020, An American in Paris of the West. This novel is a slight departure from my usual stories about lords and ladies of England, but it has all the romance and manners you’ve come to expect…with an American flair.

Blurb: On the cusp of a new century, Asa and his childhood sweetheart, Katherine, are breathlessly swept up in love. After she is unwillingly betrothed to another man, heartbroken Asa takes a job in San Francisco to start anew. When disaster strikes, Kat strikes out across the country to seek Asa’s help. To her shock, she discovers he’s in a legal fight for his life–and she must put herself in mortal danger to save him from a horrible miscarriage of justice.

Download your Kindle copy HERE or read it free with Kindle Unlimited.

MARKETING • THE POWER OF BACK MATTER

The pages in the back of your book are the most effective marketing tools you have. Don’t waste the opportunity! In Episode Eleven of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I share the story about how I discovered what I had been missing. Enjoy! ~ Suzanne

Links:

An American in Paris of the West

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Marketing Tip #1 • Diary of a Mid-List Author

In Episode Ten of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I share how spending my marketing dollars at BookBub launched my career. Enjoy! ~ Suzanne

Links:

BookBub Pricing: https://www.bookbub.com/partners/pricing

Larken: https://books2read.com/u/bwYeqP

How Many Words Per Day Should You write? #amwriting

In Episode Nine of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I talk about the competitive sport of comparing how many words per day authors write. Where do you fit in?

Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_count

https://www.nanowrimo.org/ https://bookdigitalreader.wordpress.c…

https://www.bookbub.com/partners/requ…

Author Michael Anderle: https://youtu.be/NHgcy3dVZVM

Name That Tune logo: By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?..

Diary of a Mid-List Author • Critique Groups

Sometimes, stinging criticism is the best kind…if it’s offered early enough and in the right environment. In Episode Eight of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I talk about turning a slam into a win. Enjoy! ~ Suzanne

Links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Sue