Category Archives: Video

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

Diary of a Mid-List Author • Beginner’s Folly

Have you ever done things you regret? I certainly have, especially in my writing career. In Episode Seven of Diary of a Mid-List Author, you are welcome to have a chuckle at my expense. I won’t mind, I promise. ~ Suzanne

Links:

The Last Great Wizard of Yden: https://books2read.com/u/bOA7G0

Dragon Clan of Yden: https://books2read.com/u/mleor7

Secrets of Yden: https://books2read.com/u/3J8YJv

The Yden Collection: https://books2read.com/u/4NGGX9 and Amazon: https://amzn.to/37DhHwW

Book Barbarian: https://bookbarbarian.com/ad-requirements/

THE BENEFITS OF SELF-PUBLISHING

In the last episode, I talked about the benefits of signing with a publisher. This week, I detail why I like to publish my own novels. Enjoy! ~ Suzanne

Professional Reviewers: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/indie-r…

Royalty-Free Image Sites:

https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos

https://pixabay.com/

https://www.istockphoto.com/

https://www.shutterstock.com/

https://depositphotos.com/

https://www.123rf.com/

https://www.periodimages.com/

The Benefits of Publishers •Diary of a Mid-List Author

Should you sign with a publisher or self-publish? In this episode, I’ll talk about the benefits of signing a contract with a reputable publisher. ~ Suzanne

Links:

Bowker: http://www.bowker.com/authors/

D2D FAQ: https://www.draft2digital.com/faq/