Friday, February 09, 2007

The Gift Horse video is now on YouTube


I’ve noticed that some of my favorite authors have their latest book offerings advertised on YouTube via short videos. Some of these are professionally produced, while others are “homemade and handy” but either way, readers now have even more ways to see what favorite authors are doing. This is really an interesting idea, and I have wondered if there is any return on investment for those authors who are paying marketing firms to produce their trailers.

My efforts are lower tech and much lower in cost. Indeed, the one for Trinity on Tylos was basically free, since I used photos which were released as a service to the general public by NASA, and audio from one of the “podsafe” sites where indie artists post their tracks.

Since The Gift Horse is contemporary suspense, I purchased royalty-free stock pics and used another freebie audio track.

To see the video for The Gift Horse, please follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD0Q1LWVDm8
To see the video for Trinity on Tylos, please follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ASi97ljokg

And while you are there, check out your favorite authors, or simply search for book trailer and browse away.

Enjoy!

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2 Comments:

At Nov 10, 2008, 9:17:00 PM, Anonymous Tallulah said...

Thanks for writing this.

 
At Nov 10, 2008, 9:29:00 PM, Blogger Pamela J. Dodd said...

You are quite welcome. The Gift Horse is a book that readers either love or dislike intensely; therefore it is always good to add another mark to the positive column.

If you enjoyed The Gift Horse, you might want to give Trinity on Tylos a try. Several readers have said that they enjoyed both books, even readers who don't normally enjoy science fiction.

Best,

 

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