Archive for December 16th, 2011


Promo Time

on December 16, 2011 in Misc 10 Comments »

I am so obviously sliding downhill in these final days before Christmas as I frantically get errands and shopping and cleaning done when I’m not at work.  But now at least I can happily announce that I completed a couple small promotional projects for The Compass Master.

First off, I finally got a bookmark designed and printed.  Here’s what it looks like – isn’t it pretty?  I’ll be spreading a bunch  around to people and places in a minor first step to make the title and cover more visible.

The second project was to get Compass registered with Publishers Weekly for their next supplement (March 1, 2012) which will list self-published books.  The editors will also review at least 25 submissions, so of course I’m hoping that my tome will receive their PRAISE and ADMIRATION (this is me practicing positive thinking). The cost for this dubious privilege was $149.  Ouch.

As you know trailers are a hot promotional tool for a lot of writers and publishers, but up to this point I hadn’t even considered doing one.  Then I saw Ciara Knight’s cool home-made (you’d never know it) professional-looking trailer on Alex J. Cavanaugh’s blog.   That’s when I wondered if I could make one.  The weird thing is I’m really inclined to produce on the super cheap a longer, FUNNY video/ trailer, even though Compass is a serious thriller. Maybe because comedy sells.  Or maybe because this promotional stuff can get so tough and overwhelming that I just wanna have some fun.

In the meantime, hope y’all have some fun with your own writing and promoting.