Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Book Trailer for 1: The Intern--Guest Post by Jess C Scott

BOOK SUMMARY: A 17-year-old intern must choose between trusting an irresistibly suave dance instructor—or her instincts. SINS07 is a series featuring lighthearted tales that explore each of the seven sins in order, beginning with lust. 

My most recent publication is a YA novel titled, 1: The Intern, part of a SINS07 “seven deadly sins” series. Mr. Kipp Poe Speicher was kind enough to reply to a post I put up in July at Goodreads (I was seeking “advanced reviews” for the book).

I wasn’t actually intending to do a trailer for 1: The Intern—but I had “ideas” for it, at the last minute (about the same time as I added a few blog posts to the SINS07 blog). With book trailers, the text and visuals are of utmost importance. Everything must be condensed into a few concise lines. 

I ended up reading and re-reading Kipp’s review of 1: The Intern. His review was exactly what I needed—a neat (yet comprehensive) summary of the plot, storyboard-style. What he wrote fit in very well with the pacing of the book trailer I had in mind—it was from his review that I gathered “what to include” in the trailer (which guided me with regards to the pictures/photos I had to find, to feature in the video). 

Because this review spared me many moments (or hours) of agony (with coming up with a concise plot summary for a book trailer, in the first place), I was able to complete the entire video in about 3 hours (including searching for pictures, music, putting the slides together, etc). 

I've always liked speed + efficiency (P.S. that's why I'm an indie author).

Hence, the following credit at the end of the video (and on the video’s page at YouTube): 
“Special thanks to Kipp Poe Speicher (for breakdown of the book’s plot).”
Author Bio:

Jess identifies herself as an author/artist/non-conformist. Her literary work has appeared in a diverse range of publications, such as Word Riot, ITCH Magazine, and The Battered Suitcase. She is currently working on the SINS07 series, as well as an urban fantasy project featuring cyberpunk elves. Her novella, The Devilin Fey, hit #1 in Amazon’s “Hot New Releases in Bargain Books” in July 2010.


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