Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Shari Stauch

It’s no secret that video book trailers are here to stay. We’ve worked with clients that have spent upwards of $2,000 on a trailer, and others who’ve only spent a few hundred. At what point (and price point) does a book trailer make sense for your work?

I wasn’t completely convinced about the validity of book trailers to sell books, though I’d seen a few very well produced trailers that had me wavering, mostly live action, expensive productions. And PJ Productions on the WWW team has served the live action market for those authors with the budget to go that route.

So, the conclusion has been, when asked, that trailers are a great option IF the author has the budget for them. They can infuse a website with excitement and action, be shared on YouTube and other social media, etc.

But we thought it’d be great if we also found a satisfactory, realistic option for authors with wee budgets. And that’s when I ran into a GEM of a video producer through a couple authors I met while speaking at the 2013 Florida Writers conference.

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Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. 4 Revision Tips: @MichelleA_Smith
  2. Fiction University: What My Cat Taught Me About Characterization
  3. Working with Unexpected Character Questions: Finding Your Character's (or Narrator's) Inner Story
  4. Structuring the Novel Part 8: The Miracle Finish - Venture Galleries
  5. 7 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Self-Publishing Company by Helen Sedwick — The Book Designer
  6. » 10 Reasons Running Makes You a Better Writer
  7. Are authors running out of book titles? | Books | The Guardian
  8. Blood-Red Pencil: (Almost) Never Say Never
  9. 29 Words That Mean Something Totally Different When You're A Writer
  10. How Writing a Synopsis is Like Carving Soap | Holly Robinson
  11. Are You Building Your Writer Platform at Gunpoint? | Your Writer Platform
  12. Writing Fiction. Improve Your Dialogue With James Scott Bell. Podcast Episode 190 | The Creative Penn
  13. Fiction University: Real Life Diagnostics: Creating Dread in a Short Story Opening
  14. The Science of Storytelling - Writers Write
  15. How Can Authors and Publishers Partner Better on Book Marketing? [Smart Set] | Jane Friedman
  16. Karen Woodward: The Structure of a Short Story
  17. Cockeyed Caravan: Irony in Dialogue, Part 1: Intentional Irony
  18. Turning Your Novel into a Screenplay, Part 1 -
  19. Why writing workshops fail OR quality writing is not subjective | Damien G. Walter
  20. Seven Steps To Get Endorsements for Your Book
  21. How to Give your Characters a Distinctive Attitude | Stavros Halvatzis
  22. Writer's Edit How to Use Alliteration and Assonance - Writer's Edit
  23. Are we there yet?: Top 10 Character Flaws That Don't Work For Me
  24. Mythcreants » Costuming Your Characters
  25. Personality Typing Characters
  26. 6 Things to Consider When Writing Promotional Copy for Your Book by Karl Bunker — The Book Designer
  27. LA Times - Young adult market opens up a new world for authors
  28. The Character Comma Swoons and Wounds: Characters' dreams and fantasies and fears and personal obstructions
  29. Seth Godin Recommends Books on HugDug - GalleyCat
  30. Year End Summary of Writing in Public: Year One | The Passive Voice |
  31. How to Fix the Problem With Content Marketing (Free Training) - Copyblogger
  32. Anne R. Allen's Blog: EDITS, EDITORS, EDITING—The Secret Weapon of Every Successful Writer
  33. Writer Beware®: The Blog: A Marketing Pitch from Author Solutions
  34. Playtime with Amazon’s Search Engine and Selling Prompts by Jason Matthews — The Book Designer
  35. Using The Audiobook Service ACX | Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors
  36. [Kindle Launch] Behind the Scenes of a 20,000 Download Book Launch
  37. Why Should You Go On A Blog Tour? -- An Interview with A. Terry
  38. Video Book Trailers: Do They Sell Books? - Where Writers Win
  39. Anne R. Allen's Blog: Why You Should Ignore Most of the Advice from your Critique Group…but They Can Help You Anyway
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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