ANOTHER magazine has published an article following the press release about the book You Can be a Film-maker. This appeared in Digital Filmmaker magazine.
Here is a readable PDF of the whole article for you to download.
I've had my first response to the press release I sent out last week. US title Moviemaker has asked me for a short extract from the book and it went live on the website this morning.
You can read it by clicking here.
Sales of the book have slowed down after the first flurry of interest. I guess I don't have enough friends!
The next stage is to try to generate a bit of noise through PR so I've written a press release to send to magazines and websites about film-making. Let's see what happens now.
The release and images I sent out can be downloaded here:
WELL the editor worked his magic and gave me some excellent suggestions for additional content. We also made a change to the strapline on the cover.
I added some more photographic technique and now each chapter is followed by a list of key learning points from the previous pages.
I was amazed how easy it is to publish to Amazon and then to a range of other outlets through the excellent Draft2Digital service. Within a few hours of me submitting the text and the images, the book was listed and available to buy on these sites.
By not offering it to Amazon exclusively, I will miss out on some of the promotion-power it offers but I'll see how it goes at first through this wider range of outlets. They all offer a free preview of the introduction and first chapter, so have a quick browse and let me know what you think. If you take the plunge with your £7.99/$9.99 please write a short review or tell me if you like the book. Suggestions for updates will be most welcome, too, or I can try to answer specific questions about film-making through these blog posts. And you can email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org