March 26Hello everyone!Today I’m really excited to share two things with you: the new title of "The Devil You Don’t" and the cover art, done by the wonderful and talented Charlene Maguire!The new title is "The Devil Inside." Not a tremendous change, but it more accurately hits on a recurring theme throughout the book. And the cover is...
Charlene was kind enough to give me an image designed to look like a real, honest-to-goodness book and I got all giddy over it.
We’ve still got a ways to go in the queue for the editor, but as new developments or milestones come up, I’ll let you know.Best,Susan
2/14/18Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!I wanted to send a quick update on "Devil You Don’t" to everyone, and the first bit of good news is that I just turned the manuscript and all the paperwork in this morning! So, Inkshare has it all now and "Devil" will take its place in the Quill production queue and wait for its turn with the editor. For those of you who have been with me on the Shadow King journey, this will be familiar territory. For those of you just joining us with Devil, get comfortable: the pre-production and production processes do not happen overnight (as much as I wish they did).Coming Soon: official cover art and -- gasp! -- a new title! That’s right, there’s going to be a bit of a title change, but I really think it is a better representation of some of the themes in the book. When the cover is ready, I’ll share with all of you and then get my Inkshares page updated.Other bits and pieces... And I did find out a couple other things from Inkshares. First, they are going to be discontinuing their Quill imprint. But don’t worry, both Shadow King and Devil You Don’t are in the queue and WILL be published. However, any book currently in funding will need to make the Quill threshold before the end of February to be added to the Quill production queue. Inkshares feels they have learned a lot from this imprint but are surfacing new and different ways to surface books that readers are interested in.The second thing is that they will not be continuing with the signed copies for those who ordered printed copies during my funding period. To get the books signed they would either need to ship them to me and then have me ship them back (that’s two trips cross country) or fly me to the West Coast and back again. Both options have proven to be too costly to make good business sense. I’m going to try to figure out an alternative for signatures, but haven’t quite gotten beyond the brainstorming point yet. I’ll keep you posted on that as well. However, if not getting a signature in your book is a complete deal breaker, contact Inkshares customer service and they’ll help you out.That’s about it for this update. Again, thank you for your support -- please do keep sharing the link for Devil You Don’t (https://www.inkshares.com/books/the-devil-you-don-t) -- Just because funding is over, doesn’t mean I’m not keen to get new readers! :-)All the best,Susan
Hello everyone!Believe it or not, there are only 12 days left in my funding window for "The Devil You Don’t." Quite a few orders have come in since the last update, so a special thank you (and welcome) to the new readers who have joined our little posse.Right now, Devil is right at 200 pre-orders... and I have verbal commitments for another 25, which should be in just after the holiday. That means I only need 25 more orders before 12/31/17, and I’ll hit the Quill goal.
And don’t forget: if I hit the goal, I’ll be doing another raffle for an Amazon card and some other swag.
Please consider ordering a copy if you have not already, and if you have... a) THANK YOU and b) if you have one or two friends who would be interested, please share my information. A personal recommendation goes a long way.
Thank you all for your support!
11/21/17Hi everyone, just a quick update before we hit the Thanksgiving holiday.First, I am delighted to announce (and tremendously thankful) that "Devil You Don’t" was selected by Inkshares’ Staff Syndicate as their pick of the month for November!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH to all the members of that syndicate for their support. I truly appreciate your enthusiasm for this manuscript, and am really looking forward to getting it into your hands as an actual book.
What does this syndicate selection mean? Well, it means that between now and December 31, I still need to get about 60 copies pre-ordered (before the selection that number was much higher!). I’ve had a few verbal commitments that I’m excited about, but I can’t just kick back and put my feet up. After Thanksgiving, I’ll be announcing another giveaway and updating my "about" page on Inkshares to officially kick-off my homestretch efforts.I’ll send another update when all that’s ready for prime time.Wishing all of you who celebrate it a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving with your friends and families. Please know that you are all on my list of things and people that I am grateful for!Best,Susan