and I must say, i was speechless - impressive. Between seeing our artwork first hand, to reading the actual book, i am on cloud nine. Thank you CreateSpace and Amazon.
I've been busy in other ways too - i created a trailer yesterday. http://youtu.be/VlEHac4KDeo Please check it out and share, like, comment.
I have no idea where all my marketting ideas are coming from as i've done little research but its working. My story hit the news in Edmonton yesterday:
﻿http://metronews.ca/news/edmonton/110231/manitoba-writer-uses-social-media-to-find-birth-mom/, and locally in Winnipeg too. I was page 2 in edmonton - would have been front page if Dick Clark hadnt died.
So ya, I think I did a good thing by getting my book published - however the insecure, frightened side is going "ARE YOU NUTS?"
anyways, i could use a few calming words
Isn't it amazing how some celebs have absolutely no consideration! Imagine dying just to keep you off the front page! What some people won't do to grab the attention...
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Congrats! It's an amazing feeling, isn't it? The jitters will go away once you realize how awesome it is that people are reading your work and caring about what you have to say. Good luck!
LMAO I thought it was quite funny actually - especially when a friend of mine joked about being like Farrah - her death was overshadowed by MJ's. Oh well, at least I got an interview, thats all that matters.
Thank Anthony ~ I appreciate that you took the time to check things out and view the trailer. i have never self marketted before, and am a little surprised at the response i've been getting to my work. Hopefully this means bigger things are coming. Marianne
Hi Bristal; thank you for checking out the trailer. To be honest, two weeks ago, i didnt know what a book trailer was, nor did i have clue how popular they really are. I did a little googling for ideas and the one thing they suggested was watch others in Youtube for ideas. I watched a few and an idea formed and voila. It was actually very easy. I downloaded royalty free pics off the web that conveyed the message I needed and laid it all out on Windows Live Movie Maker. I did the quick format so at the click of a buttom, all the timings, effects etc were in place. I am actually stunned at how easy it was. And the reaction has been amazing. I have had several grown men (including an ex wrestler friend) call me to tell me it made them tearup. I highly recommend giving it a try.
There are also companies out there that make them but they are not cheap.
hope that helps; goodluck with your project
I signed a contract with McNally Robinson today (one of Canada's largest bookstores), and i made a second order. My launch is next week, and I already have 250 copies spoken for on top of everything else. Things are moving along..
I watched your book trailer a while ago and I was really inspired by it. I want to say thanks for the inspiration again, because of you I've created one myself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyhH2TWQyJA
Congratulations and well done! I know how you feel! I just got my first children's book and I felt the same way! I made a trailer as well you can see it here.
The book is here