Posts Tagged ‘book videos’
Friday, March 15th, 2013
Okay, so I totally owe you a book review! I KNOW, I KNOW! And it’s coming soon because I’ve some very fun reads that I cannot WAIT to talk about!! :0) But…
First I wanted to take a quick post to brag on a couple of my friends, since they’ve kind of spoiled me recently. Big time.
This is them:
A HUGELY talented Production / Marketing / Consulting / EverythingAmazing team that creates cool videos, art, web design, photos, music, and other such awesomeness. (Like last month’s live, interactive concert of THE HONEY TREES through StageIt. *SWOON* Love that beautiful band…)
Ahem. I also happen to know they’ve got another project up their genius sleeves that’s about to blow the world off its axis. For. Reals.
Annnnnd the reason I know this is because I recently interrupted said genius project when I called them a few weeks ago – shortly before I signed with my agent. It *may* have been 8 in the morning. And I *may* have begged for a
teensy bitWHOLE lot of help on a fun undertaking that was way over my head.
They said yes.
And then proceeded to do it in less than 1 day. For free. And offered me espresso while they were at it. <– Do you SEEEEEE why I love them???
Then…when they sent said project over, it uh, ahem, *may* have made me cry. Because it was better than I’d asked for. And along with it, they sent this fun 70 second video (see below) – made from a couple of cuts from our session — put together for my blog. It’s mainly me talking about how much I love all of YOU!
Because those Several Guys are lovely like that. :0)
So this is my way of saying thanks to them. Because they kind of rocked my world. :0)
Monday, March 15th, 2010
Dear Book Trailer Makers (you know—you people who make book trailers that look like movie trailers but they’re really just a ploy to advertise your book?),
I don’t care that you make them. And I don’t care that some people question the legitimacy of any piece of literature that can be promoted as a Hollywood thrill ride. Nor do I care that some of you are selling your souls in an effort to both hock your novel and land a possible movie deal all within this well-planned scheme. I will do the same someday.
But what I DO care about?
The cheeze factor. It’s bad. And frankly, I, as a legitimate reader, am disturbed.
Which is why I planned to post a few examples here, except my husband said it wouldn’t be very nice of me. Drat. So how about I just suggest out loud that if your book trailer starts out with a deep-throated voiceover, actors with bad hair who proceed to rap the entire dialogue, or if it contains a soft filter film quality like those used for soap operas, with lame women sighing heavily . . . or men sighing heavily, for that matter . . . I’m going to turn it off. And never read your book. Ever.
However, in an effort to avoid sounding like a persnickety young wench (no small feat, let me tell you), I’ll give thee a hint at what type of tasty morsels entice me to buy and crack open your books. Namely, these. Watch and learn.
And to my own discerning readers with sharp wit and excellent taste: watch and tell me if I’m wrong .
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (Amazon’s Best Book Video of 2009)
Catching Fire (if you’ve read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, you’ll understand exactly why this trailer for the sequel works)
And in case you missed my Facebook post earlier: here’s what we were all laughing over
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