Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Title Ideas for Book 2 in the Series

July 16, 2019
Things have slowed down with the sale of Becoming Miss Izzy.  I continue to write and am working most days on the second book in the series.  Here is where I can use some help.  The main theme and story line of second book centers around social media and a serious situation with cyber-bullying.

Elizabeth/Miss Izzy is one of 3 sixth graders on the schools Social Media Committee (SMC).  If you read the first book you would assume that she is going to be a peer mentor in the anti-bullying program that she and Suzy developed.  That is not the case.  While Elizabeth is on SMC, Suzy is not. She is feeling a bit inadequate and ill equipped to handle her new role.  Consequently, she gets herself into some trouble.  It is all going to work out for her in the end; however, there are some twists and turns and little mishaps along the way as Miss Izzy learns to maneuver the ins and outs of social media.

I would love if you had some inspiration from that little blurb for a catchy book title!

Please submit ideas in the comments section below or email me at suezook.absoluteauthor@gmail.com or at zooksue@gmail.com

Thursday, July 11, 2019

July 10 Everything Miss Izzy

The feedback and reviews since the July 20 release of the book have been amazing.  Things seem to have slowed down and I am torn between continuing to push this book and working on the second book.

With only so many hours in the day, my focus has been on doing the second task with the hopes of really promoting this in schools throughout the summer.  There are 21 reviews on Amazon.  I'd love to have more.  If you haven't submitted your review, please do so.  And, any help you can provide with spreading the word would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Week #1 of "Becoming Miss Izzy"

June 27, 2019

It is so hard to believe that it's been a week since the book was released in paperback on Amazon.  
Thank you to everyone who has helped spread the word about "Becoming Miss Izzy". Click on the link to order your paperback copy on Amazon today. 
I would LOVE to have at least 30 reviews on Amazon before my birthday tomorrow, June 28. That would be the BEST birthday present ever. I am half way there!  There have been 57 books sold to date.  
Please spread the word by sharing this post. Also, if you know of kid and mom groups that might be interested in a summer book talk and event, please message me. I would love to get more book talks on my calendar.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Reviews Needed for Amazon

June 24, 2019
Reviews Needed

I feel so incredibly lucky to have so many people as part of my Becoming Miss Izzy team! I am reaching out to others for additional help.  I hope I can count on you to help spread the word about the book and that you might even consider making a purchase and writing a review!
Launch Team Update:
* 11 have purchased the ebook and 39 paperbacks have been purchased.
* 4 (AMAZING!) written reviews are already live on Amazon
*My goal is to have at least 30 reviews written before my birthday on Friday, June 28. Happy BIG birthday to me!  It would be so AMAZING to have one review for every year I was born.  I know that is a lot of reviews; but, I think it can be done!
Why Reviews Matter:
Although I have Absolute Author Publishing House and the amazing Dr. Mel Caudle helping with the marketing aspect, once more reviews are written, I can apply to promotional sites for further exposure to potential readers. Therefore, reviews help me reach more readers!
How to Ensure Your Review Gets Approved by Amazon:
* Write what you like about the book, how it benefits its readers, etc.
* Don’t make it too personal 
* Make sure you’ve flipped through at least 25% of the Kindle version
* If you need more ideas for how to write a review, let me know.  I send you a tip sheet with examples.
Follow these steps to leave a review:
If you have decided not to leave a review, I understand. I would appreciate if you could share my book with someone you think would benefit from it instead. That will hopefully spark a chain reaction!
THANK YOU for being part of this dream coming true!
With Gratitude,
Sue Zook

Thursday, June 20, 2019

June 21, 2019

I am so excited to let you know that Becoming Miss Izzy is now available in paperback on Amazon.  Click on the link below to order your copy.

I hope the next leg of the journey runs a little smoother.  I cannot thank my publisher, Dr. Mel enough for everything she did from her hospital bed yesterday to make this happen.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers and wish her a speedy recovery following today’s surgery.

If you enjoy Miss Izzy, I'd love it if you would consider leaving an honest Amazon review. Reviews are never expected but always appreciated. My goal is to build credibility for this book and get it into as many schools and libraries over the summer and fall.   A review is one of the biggest ways to help me get Izzy's incredibly important messages into the hands of new readers. Either way, thank you for all you have done in helping spread the word and for cheering me on in my writing journey. I sure appreciate YOU!

Reviews are really important to me at this time.  I hope you will please consider leaving a review directly on Amazon within 48 hours of your purchase.  

As a reminder, if you submitted a review for my marketing campaign, you can use that same review on Amazon.  For obvious reasons, I cannot do that for you and certainly appreciate your help doing that.

Also, if you want to continue to help spread the word, please forward this email on to others.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Interview with Sue Zook and Dr. Mel Caudle

Interview with Sue Zook and Dr. Mel Caudle

I had a great time talking with my publisher, Dr. Mel Caudle.  Check out the interview that was aired on Facebook at 5 p.m. CST on Saturday, June 15.

To order your paperback copy of Becoming Miss Izzy on June 17, 2019 click on the buy now icon to the right of this post.

Friday, June 14, 2019


June 14, 2019

Three days left and counting. Hope you are excited to purchase your copy (e-book or paperback) of Becoming Miss Izzy on Monday, June 17, 2019.  Thank you so much to my amazing launch team for all of the wonderful reviews, support, and enthusiasm that your generated over the last three weeks of the launch.  I couldn't have made it this far without everyone's help, especially that of Dr. Mel Caudle.

I want to show you the video with Shelby and Shiloh who are also excited about the book's release.

Title Ideas for Book 2 in the Series

July 16, 2019 Things have slowed down with the sale of Becoming Miss Izzy.  I continue to write and am working most days on the second boo...