I have posted several excerpts from my books in print in different places but I decided to go a little different, OK some may say crazy, and do some book trailer bases on just an excerpt from the books. Why you might ask. Let's face it, everything goes better with a little music. It helps to build the tension or emotions in what you're reading and if you don't like what is put in the videos them maybe you'll like the music anyway. If not, shoot me.
If you think I do this for fun, alright I do have a little fun sometimes, I don't. I do it to help sell books. Even the well known authors do this but the thing is theirs get shown on TV. Mine do too but only if I pull them up on Youtube, unfortunately for my hubby, mine is internet connected so I can watch them on the tv but only because of that one reason.
I often wonder who picks up the tab on the book trailer you see on TV. Is it the big brick and mortar publishing houses who handle the big names in writing or do the authors themselves have to shell out the cash. Well I don't have a big brick and mortar publisher and I certainly don't have the cash to pay for a high priced commercial slot in prime time. Hell I couldn't afford one in the lowest priced time slots on some tiny little backwoods local channel, or whatever you call the ones you turn to when there is absolutely nothing on the 300 channels you get on cable. Those little channels may be getting more action that I think because nothing being on the other 300 channels you get is that's pretty often the case for me since I'm not a sports fan of any type. I'll leave that one alone from there because you really don't want me getting on my soapbox for that one.
My idea with the whole video dedicated to an excerpt from my books is a synopsis is great but you can put anything in those to try and get someone to pick up your book and you do. I'm honest with mine don't get me wrong but a lot of you don't know me and why should you pick up my book because I give you a short, watered down description of the plot because I'm limited to the number of words I can use. Getting actors, even when I know a few, to get together when I can to do a little scene is problematic at best. I've been working on trying to get a very special project off the ground for two years and keep running into obstacles at every turn. Hell it has taken most of that time to try to get a certain person to get on board. She's finally agreed but now we're having to wait until the weather is right. Yes it has to be set at a certain time of the year and this ain't it.
That certain person is still a little nervous about this because she has to sing. Don't get me wrong this young woman can sing. Now yes I could get someone else who is good but the problem there is that whoever does this has to be able to sound convincing as two separate entities. This young woman can pull it off.
The song is original written especially for this little endeavor. Yippee. I say yippee because this has been one hell of an undertaking.
Well other things are calling me so I will close this out and get on with being human, I can do that but it's hard, doing what a normal human does. If you haven't figured this one out, there is nothing normal about me and I like it that way. Now where did I put that small cauldron?
If you're interested here are the links for my videos.
1. Blood Lines Family Ties Except
2. Blood Lines Buried Treasure Excerpt
3. Blood Lines The Curse Excerpt
4. Blood Lines The Curse trailer
5. The Farm a tour
6. Blood Lines Family Ties trailer
7. Blood Lines Buried Treasure trailer
8. Nightmare Express
9. Alone and Afraid
10. Journey into Nightmares
11. Buddy and His Baby