Sue Mydliak was born in Flint, Michigan. Came to Illinois when she was a little girl and graduated from Downers Grove South. It wasn't until the book Twilight came out did she develop her interest in writing. It was then in 2011, that her first book, Birthright, was published and made best seller the first week it was out. This lead her to make Birthright into a Trilogy. She has written two other books, Night Games and an anniversary book, Forever, which is Birthright's story, but whose story line is different and geared more for adults. She is currently writing two other books, Eternal and Secrets and has finished illustrating a new children's book, JellyBean Turns Three (see her Children's book website, http://susiebbooks.strikingly.com/)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Do's & Don'ts of building a following


1. Local publicity, especially if you live where your novel is set
2.  Book giveaways
3.  A wide-reaching blog tour
4.  Group signings and events
5.  Cultivating a community that fans want to return to
6.  Encouraging or teaching fans how to do what you do
7.  Hosting reader competitions for media or creative work
8.  Ramping up the excitement prior to the book launch


1.  Mass snail-mail campaigns
2.  Non-book (swag) giveaways
3.  A small blog tour
4.  Solo book signings (I don 't agree with this one)
5.  Paid advertising
6.  Book trailers that are merely commercials
7.  Saying "yes" to too many time-consuming requests
8.  Extravagant publication parties

This list of Do's & Don'ts was taken from Writer's Digest Magazine.

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