But before we get into that, I want to announce the winner of the October Giveaway prize, a copy of OTHERKIN by Nina Berry. I have to say, this prize really raked in the entries and I know our winner will love OTHERKIN because I read it myself and it is awesome. So without further ado, congratulations Emily Sonderegger! Thanks, Emily, for entering and for liking my facebook page.
*For those who want to follow Emily’s stellar example, you can like me here: www.facebook.com/authorannasilver
And now for the good stuff... For starters, I celebrated cover reveal day with my Sapphire Star Publishing family on Tuesday, October 23! It was magical. For those who may have missed one of the hundreds of tweets or posts I did about my cover, I have included the image above left for your viewing pleasure. Be amazed. Be inspired. Run along to Amazon and add it to your wish list. Actually, that might not be possible yet, but don’t worry, when it is I’ll send out hundreds of posts and tweets to remind you!
And as a follow up to the cover reveal, I put together my OTHERBORN playlist for your listening pleasure. That’s right folks, there’s all sorts of pleasure going on here. Just remember: Anna Silver + OTHERBORN = pleasure. (Eat your heart out, Einstein.) Simply view right and click play. Viola! Angsty, pre-Crisis tunes will instantly flood your ears, full of grit and ennui.
If you read my excerpt, you know that the inciting incident of OTHERBORN is that
writes a song. No big thing in today’s
world. But in London ’s
Tycoon-ruled dystopia, new is a dirty
word. Not allowed. Unfortunately, I don’t have London ’s illegal track on the playlist. But
what I do have are just the sort of songs she and her band, Otherborn, would cover on any given
night at their favorite club, Dogma. And I have to say, if OTHERBORN had an
anthem, Bastards of Young by the
Replacements would be it. London
As if that weren’t enough to keep you bouncing in your seat in anticipation of the OTHERBORN release, I have one, final gift to unveil. I do all of this, free of charge, just to keep my potential readers happy. And to pass the time when I’m procrastinating on sequel writing. NaNoWriMo be damned! But that’s another blog altogether. My pièce de résistance is the OTHERBORN book trailer. Scroll down…boom! Enjoy!
I know book trailers are controversial. *Plucks daisy petal* Do they sell? *Plucks another daisy petal* Do they not sell? But frankly, I enjoy some of them. The operative word there being “some”. I am not a fan of the live action book trailer. I don’t want my imagination muddled with cheap actors, costumes, and sets. But the trailer is a visual medium and pictures and movement are important. Anything over two minutes long is going to lose me about a minute in. When it comes to the internet, I have the attention span of a drunken gnat. So, I tried to be sure the OTHERBORN trailer addressed all those issues and still had something to deliver. It wasn’t easy, but I hope you like it. Comments and compliments are welcome! If you think it sucked, say so nicely. I’m feeling fragile today.
Do I think you’ll run out and buy OTHERBORN because someone harnessed the power of Windows Movie Maker for forty seconds? Not exactly. But I hope it gives you something to think about. Something that might niggle at your brain for the next five months like a loose tooth or a hangnail, until you can’t stand it and are driven to Amazon to relieve your suffering. And I write YA. YA readers love extras. They are multimedia types. So I want to ply them with sensory-stimulating goodies like that over-generous neighbor on Halloween who passes out the whole candy bars. Because we all know it, everyone, always goes back to that house. There’s a line around the block at that house. Kids are trading costumes so they can hit it twice in one night. And that’s what these little extras are: book candy. If that makes me the creepy guy in the cargo van going, “Hey kids, want some candy?” So be it.
That’s right teens, I’m the author your parents warned you about. MUAHAHAHAHA!
Trick or treat ~Anna Silver