Saturday, October 18, 2014


The Order of the Unicorn, by Suzanne Selfors, hit the number 5 spot in the Kids & Teen section of the store on August 23rd. It's book #4 in her Imaginary Veterinary series. Suzanne is an award winning author with over 20 books written for children and teens. Today she joins us to share about her e-publishing success.

First please tell us what your book is about.

The Order of the Unicorn is about two kids who get to be apprentices to a veterinarian who takes care of imaginary creatures.

Tell us about your path to publication: Traditional or independent? Recently or further in the past?

Thus far, I've been traditionally published by Little,Brown, Walker, and Harper Collins. I started writing in 2002 and my first book hit the shelves in 2007. While I can understand the desire to publish independently, I'm very happy with the traditional model and have no plans to self-publish at this time.

What top factors do you believe put your e-book where it is now?

Well, I'm really not sure. This is the fourth book in a series and each book has been available in both print and e format. Perhaps it's the amazing cover, illustrated by Dan Santat. You can't discount a great cover! 

How are people finding out about your book? Tell us about your marketing and use of social media.

I create an enewsletter that I send to my mailing list--people who've signed up through my website. I use Facebook and just began using Twitter a few weeks ago. I attend library conferences and do lots of school visits each year. My publishers do the rest.

Learn more about Suzanne and her books by visiting her at her website or following her on Facebook or on Twitter.

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