So below I'm including a round up of guest posts, interviews and reviews - but the really exciting news for me this week is that Dark Dates now has a trailer, c/o my lovely cover designer Caroline Goldsmith. Over to Caroline on why she thought it was worth doing...
Tracey and I talk about books a lot. And recently our discussions have all been about “Dark Dates” and how best to market it. Marketing self-published books is a maze that all authors need to navigate. Having worked in the publishing industry for more than a decade, I know that there is no magic key to success when it comes to book promotion. What I do know is that the more ways there are to find out about a book, the more chance there is of someone picking up on it.
As the first book has garnered a haul of good reviews, and part two in the series is due for publication later this year, I thought now was the ideal time to launch a book trailer. The London landscapes in the video are all made from photographs I took from the top of my old building on the river.You can watch the trailer here, and read Caroline’s post about it here (which also includes details of how to contact her if you think she can help you!)
The rest of the week in round up:
Why do we love a bad boy? Over at My Tower of Books
Author Q&A over at Open Book Society
What you need to think about when writing urban fantasy (and review) over at LovLivLifeReviews
Review over at Natasja’s Book Blog
Why vampires aren’t stupid – and neither are their fans – over at When Pen Met Paper.
And of course you can buy the book that started this all… here!