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Trailer Time: Oddity

This time picking a trailer was more difficult than usual. Here’s what I finally found: I usually like oddities. Different is good! The trouble with oddities, though, is that sometimes they are odd in ways that are different from your … Continue reading

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Marketing with Integrity

I don’t love marketing. A lot of the marketing I see is either founded on lies or on subtle deception. I don’t like that kind of marketing. And I don’t create that kind of marketing. My marketing is honest and … Continue reading

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My Kind of Proselytizing

For those of you who don’t know, I am a Christian. Christianity is a big part of my worldview and it inevitably ends up in nearly everything I write, yet none of what I write could be properly described as … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Of Love and War

I found a professional trailer for us to watch this week: I advise watching it once as a potential reader and then watching it again as a discerning marketer. Did you notice what they did? The trailer starts within the … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Trailer Fail?

I found what may be a book trailer, but it’s hard to know for sure: If you look at the handle of the video poster, you’ll see that this trailer was posted by “FailVideos17.” The text sounds like something that … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Get to the Heart

I selected the following trailer, because it introduces a “first fantasy novel.”  Let’s take a look: My first reaction to this trailer was annoyance.  Maybe it’s just that I’m tired, but the flashing “lights” created by pictures blinking in and … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Using the Familiar

Let’s kick off the New Year with a brand new trailer: This trailer is short—coming in at 37 seconds—and gets to the point rather quickly.  Loki is, presumably, telling his own story.  And he’s changing the ending.  The author is … Continue reading

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