MADAME SUZETTE'S CHARM ACADEMY NOVEL

MADAME SUZETTE'S CHARM ACADEMY NOVEL

From Theresa Roberts

Bring Madame Suzette, Bea, Audra & Celie to life! Your kind contributions will cover the costs of editing, publishing, & marketing this gritty Philly-based novel that asks, "Do you follow your heart or follow the rules?"

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Update #1

4 months ago

If you haven't received a thank you for donating from me, I apologize! If you have, here's another because I adore you and your kindness.

Thank you for supporting Madame Suzette, Bea, Audra and Celie!

I chose to "follow my heart" and break the rule that good books are only published by a traditional path. Many are. But not all of them.

This is a good book. And because of you, it's a step closer to its debut.

When publication happens, you'll receive notice with instructions on how to claim your free copy as a thank you for your donation.

After all, you are one of the founding members of "Madame Suzette's Charm Academy!"

Hugs from Theresa

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Come, sit and stay awhile! A steaming pot of Madame Suzette's favorite tea awaits—settle in and I'll tell you stories of the Charm Academy—from way back when it all began, and even now. 

I won't reveal too much—after all, the greatest stories are secrets unfolding—but I will say this: mind your manners. It's 1971, and Madame Suzette is determined to bring the art of gracious living from Savannah to Frankford Avenue in Northeast Philly. 

What could go wrong?

Stay tuned for character highlights and hints, launch date announcement, and upcoming prizes for donations. 

Here's where the funds are going:

Editorial Costs 

  • Developmental Editing:  $2000
  • Copy editing/ proofread:  $3000
  • Sensitivity edit:  $500 
Cover Design
  • print, ebook and audio: $1000
Interior Design / Manuscript Formatting
  • print, ebook: $1500
Purchase of ISBNs:

$295

  • In the United States, 1 ISBN costs $125
  • Each format of a book requires its own ISBN (paperback, audio, ebook, hardback etc) 
  • a package of 10 ISBN's cost $295—sold!
Copyright purchase fees:  

$300

Industry Associations: 

  • Alliance for Independent Authors: $119
  • WFWA (Women's Fiction Writer's Association) $85

Marketing/Promotional ads on social media: $1,200

  • Any money raised above the goal amount will most likely be spent on marketing, and visibility

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Theresa Roberts posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #1

If you haven't received a thank you for donating from me, I apologize! If you have, here's another because I adore you and your kindness.

Thank you for supporting Madame Suzette, Bea, Audra and Celie!

I chose to "follow my heart" and break the rule that good books are only published by a traditional path. Many are. But not all of them.

This is a good book. And because of you, it's a step closer to its debut.

When publication happens, you'll receive notice with instructions on how to claim your free copy as a thank you for your donation.

After all, you are one of the founding members of "Madame Suzette's Charm Academy!"

Hugs from Theresa

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