I’m a big fan of YA stories. And if they have lots of magic and dragons, they go right to the top of my “Must-Read” lists 🙂
So this year, I’ve planned to interview some writers from the YA/NA genre, in addition to Fantasy. This month we have with us author, Sue Seabury.
Sue likes exotic travel, good food, and great conversation. Since she doesn’t often get to enjoy any of these things, she makes up stories about them 🙂
You can find her fabulous stories here.
So without further ado, let’s dive right in…
Krisna: Do you have any advice for other authors on how to market their books?
Sue: I’m no expert, but marketing is marketing. Give away something people want cheap or free.
Krisna: LOL! That’s a great way of putting it. Marketing is a field that most authors are wary about. But I guess, it’s all about building relationships. And when we give more than what we take (which is what giveaways are all about), we give our readers a good-feel and build trust.
Did you make any marketing mistakes or is there anything you would avoid in future?
Sue: I suppose I made them in not doing more research into how to market. I plan to correct that.
Krisna: That’s a good tip. Writing is one aspect, but to get our novel the exposure it deserves is critical too. Would you or do you use a PR agency?
Sue: I do not, but I would consider. As an introvert, marketing is automatically not my forte.
Krisna: There’s a lot of discussion among authors about book covers. Do you think that the cover plays an important part in the buying process?
Sue: Yes. I believe everyone judges a book by its cover, no matter what they say.
Krisna: What advice would you give to your younger self?
Sue: Ignore negativity. It reflects on that person, not you.
Thank you, Sue, for stopping by. I wish you all the best in your writing career!