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/)

Saturday, June 9, 2012


A friend of mine, author, whose book was published by DIP Publishing has cancelled her contract with them because of no royalties forth with.  So, naturally being sad for her, and having been through this with Trestle Press (grrrr), I did some of my own research.   Seems that some people have been receiving invitations from them, just out of the blue  (red flag).  Goes like this:

"Greetings to you,

My name is Sophia and I represent DIP Publishing House. I would like to discuss a potential publishing opportunity with you. This opportunity is not for Self-Publishing, although our company currently offers those services...

This is an aggressive marketing strategy targeting anyone.   If you, yourself, did not seek them firstly I would be a bit leary.  To me that is a big red flag.  Always, always, research, I say this out of experience.

http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2011/08/solicitation-alerts-justfiction-edition.html  (Article on DIP  BEWARE)

So any of you that receive such an invite...ignore.


  1. I know the author in this unfortunate position, Sue, and it saddens me because she is such a genuinely caring lady and an author with extreme talent. Like you, she is a GIVER, not a taker. I will have a private chat with her about this. I am so glad you stepped forward to help her out.

    Thank you.


  2. Please do Blaze, because she lost $200 from this publisher and I'm not too happy about this. I'm gonna make sure no one else goes through what she did and lose their money.