Saturday, April 2, 2011

B: Back Lists

I have a new fantasy romance coming out at the end of the month.  My publisher is doing a promotion the week leading up to this release by featuring discounts on my back list.  Hopefully some new readers will try my books on sale, like them and buy the new one.  I have some great hopes for this promotion because I've been guilty of buying an author's entire back list when I discovered one of them and then eagerly awaiting the release of their newest. 

I discovered Preston and Child this way.  John's Marco's book The Devil's Armor caught my eye and since then I've read everything he's written. 

So on April 29th my latest, Tiger's Mate will be released by New Concepts Publishing, and hopefully some readers will find it because of my back list or will find my back list because of the new release.


Is there an author who won you over with one of their books and inspired you to read their entire back list?

27 comments:

  1. A lot of writers have done that for me. Sharon Kay Penman and Philippa Gregory and Maggie Stiefvater have all done that but probably the best example for me would be Ellen Emerson White. Her books I had to track down as they were out of print.

    Good luck with everything!

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  2. Hi,

    Good luck with new release! Backlist promotion does wonders for any author: reminds people you've been around the block before and they missed you. ;)

    best
    F

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  3. Help. I don't know what a backlist is?
    Good luck on your new release. It's been interesting meeting authors during the A - Z challenge.
    See you again.

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  4. I was visiting another blog this morning and the poster was talking about an author he loves. He writes a series and has about 17 books out. I'd never heard of the author, but as soon as I clicked away, I searched for the author. Couldn't find an author page for him, but did find several listings of his book. I've passed the link on to my husband since the series sounds like it's right up his reading alley. And with the backlist of his books, he'd have lots of books to read.

    So, yes, a backlist can be a selling point!

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  5. My back list authors: Stephen King, John Grisham, L.M. Montgomery, C.S. Lewis, Woody Allen.

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  6. Nevada Barr. The Anna Pidgeon series. I read one of the more recent ones and immediately went out and found the first one. Working my way through the series in order and loving them all.

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  7. One thing I forgot to put in the post is to find an author you like and then not be able to find some of their old books because they're out of print.
    Frustrating.

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  8. Definitely! I love Amish fiction and follow several writers. When I stumble onto a new one, I often go back and look for their other works.

    Great post for the letter B!

    Popping in by way of the A-Z Challenge. I’m blogging at:
    http://www.writewrongorindifferent.com/
    http://marieannesmissives.blogspot.com/
    http://gallongarden.blogspot.com/
    http://macrochet.blogspot.com/

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  9. I read a book by Elizabeth Moon, Paksenarrion's Legacy.... got me into her books so much I had to get the rest of them grrhh lol xx thanks for stopping by xx

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  10. I read a book by Elizabeth Moon, Paksenarrion's Legacy.... got me into her books so much I had to get the rest of them grrhh lol xx thanks for stopping by xx

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  11. How excitng for you to have a new book coming out. When you think about all the time you spend on a book. you are then due a big celebration.
    Manzanita
    Wanna buy a duck

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  12. I can't imagine how thrilling it must be to have a book coming out - lots of luck with it and I hope the promotion is a great success :-)
    All best
    Karla

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  13. Margaret George writes amazing historical fiction and the great thing is that her books are so long they take a while to read.

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  14. Thanks for your comment on my post. I am so excited to be reading all these blogs by folks who actually get paid for things they write...One day, I hope to be among you!
    Kim

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  15. Terry Pratchett--I read Nation, really liked it, then decided to check out his Discworld novels.

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  16. I'm so glad you broached this topic! I have fond memories of reading all of Zoe Sherburne's books in junior high. I just googled her, and saw that she died in 1985, but wow, what a woman- she raised eight children, never learned to use a computer, wrote wonderful YA fiction and never stopped challenging herself... Thanks for the trip down memory lane. :)

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  17. Hi! Congratulations on Tiger's Mate and good luck with the backlist project--that's a great idea!

    Carla

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  18. I'm addicted to reading Fantasy books it seems. Just stopped by from the A-Z Challenge!!
    gigglelaughcry.blogspot.com

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  19. best of luck with your release!

    stopping in from the A to Z to say hello
    http://baygirl32.blogspot.com

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  20. Congrats on your upcoming release. I definitely like to read back lists of my favorite authors.

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  21. Congrats on the backlist release. That says so very much about an author, her passion for words, and appeal to readers. Great post, too!

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  22. Ooh, congratulations Susan! I'll keep my eyes peeled!

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  23. Congrats on your new release, and the backlist release. I love it when an author I've just discovered has a backlist released, it saves me scouring the used bookstores. :-)

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  24. This tends to happen to me quite rarely, since I'm a sucker for making sure I read the first book in a series. However, I'm been hankering for more Ian Irvine ever since I read through Geomancer, so I'll have to get a hold of his previous series too.

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  25. Good luck on your release. I love fantasy. This was a good blog.

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  26. Good luck on your new book!I would love much to read your other books but im not sure if they are shelved in Nairobi,Kenya where i am based. However, i am a new follower of your blog!

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