Tag Archives: Book Trailers

Marketing, Book Trailers and Author Etiquette in a Nutshell

Barbara Vey -- November 20th, 2012

Morning all!  Some days you just want to shout in the morning and make sure everyone is as awake as you are.

As many of you know, Sheila Clover English (CEO, Circle of Seven Productions) and I wrote a book several months ago.  We both do a lot of workshops and panels, so we took all the questions we were asked and answered them in fun, little book, Marketing, Book Trailers and Author Etiquette in a Nutshell.  It’s for new and used not so new authors.

Sheila, being the Über talented person she is, had a book trailer made for us.  May I present the video for Marketing, Book Trailers and Author Etiquette in a Nutshell.

This has certainly been a year of new experiences for me.  I even have an author’s page on Amazon.  It all would have tickled my mom.  But I really think Sheila should have used me as an actress in the video.  Then I could have joined SAG (Screen Actor’s Guild) and got a page on IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base).  Hey, a girl’s gotta dream.

ADDED BONUS!  Just leave a comment, “I’d like your book” and I’ll pick one winner to receive a free ebook in the format of your choice.

Bottom Line:  I’m now working on my follow up book, How to Keep a Clean House While Traveling and Doing a Bunch of Other Stuff.  Just kidding…I hate doing housework.

Sunday Matinée

Barbara Vey -- September 11th, 2011

Still here in sunny Florida where it’s hot, hot, hot!  But next weekend it’s off to visit with the San Diego chapter of RWA to do a workshop on building reader loyalty.  The main attraction is the amazing Jeannie Lin, so stop by if you’re in the neighborhood.  Until then, here’s a few videos to make you want to enjoy more books.


The Rift Walker by Clay & Susan Griffith

A Most Dangerous Profession by Karen Hawkins

Neverland by Douglas Clegg

Evermore by Alyson Noel


If you have a book video you’d like considered, please send it to me at bvey@publishersweekly.com with Book Video in the subject line.

Bottom Line:  I am not complaining about the hot weather because I know what’s in store for me in a couple of months in Wisconsin.

Sunday Matinée

Barbara Vey -- September 4th, 2011

While I’m out scoping Dragon Con, I thought you might enjoy some book trailers.  I’m off filming a couple of Drive By Videos now, so be sure to catch them in tomorrow’s blog.

His Mistress by Christmas by Victoria Alexander

Nearer Than The Sky by T. Greenwood

The Piranha Assignment by Austin S Camacho

Baer Truth by Linda McMaken

CRAVE by Karen E Taylor


If you have a book video you’d like considered, please send it to me at bvey@publishersweekly.com with Book Video in the subject line.

Bottom Line:  I actually catching quite a few book trailers showing around the hotels at Dragon Con myself.

Sunday Matinée

Barbara Vey -- May 22nd, 2011

Yesterday I spoke to the Georgia Romance Writers with Dianna Love about Reader Loyalty and had a blast!  I’ll be writing about it in tomorrows blog.  Right now I’m off to New York for the Book Expo America.  In the meantime, enjoy some terrific book videos.



If you’d like your book video considered, please email me at bvey@publishersweekly.com .

Bottom Line: Every time I go to New York, I’m on the lookout for Robert DeNiro.  Here’s hoping this time’s the charm.



Book Trailers: Get Your Fix Here

Barbara Vey -- November 22nd, 2010

On November 4th, PW Shelftalker blog asked, “Who Watches Them?”  Sheila English, CEO of Circle of Seven Productions said she just read “an article about grants being given to libraries for book trailers.  And Sheila would be the one to talk to about this subject since she trademarked the term “Book Trailer.”

I used to post Sunday Matinee with book trailers when PW was using a different blog site.  I had to stop when I couldn’t figure out how to put them on this site, but the issue was finally resolved, so I will again be showing videos on Sundays.  If you would like one considered to be on the blog, you can send it to me at bvey@publishersweekly.com

In case you’re wondering what you’ve been missing, I’m posting several book trailers I’ve recently received.  Enjoy them and then let us know if watching the video makes you want to buy the book or even read it?  Have you seen them being shown anywhere?  I actually saw one before a movie at the theater a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised.  There were a lot of people in the theater exposed to that book video and I’m for anything that gets something to think of reading a book.  Brilliant!

Face the Winter Naked by Bonnie Turner

An Amish Christmas by Cynthia Keller

Dark Fire by Christine Feehan

The Shadow Keepers Series by J. K. Beck

Wicked Highlander by Donna Grant

Crown of the Crystal Flame by C.L. Wilson

Bottom Line: By the way, I’m blogging over at Romance University today and Saturday I was at the Pink Heart Society.  Thanks to all who stop by.


From Susan Crowley Nights of Passion Blog: From Nov. 29 to Dec 5, Nights of Passion Blog is having a weeklong holiday party with romance authors a.c. Mason, Lindsay Downs, Mary Martinez, Toni Kelly, Rebecca Royce, Annie Nichols, Sandra Sookoo, Leanna Renee Hieber, Susan Hanniford Crowley, Marie Roy, Kit Marlowe, C. Margery Kempe, and Inara LaVey. Join the fun and enter the contests.  See the Nights of Passion Blog for details.

From Samhain Publishing: Here are Samhain Publishing’s freebies for this month on Nook and Kindle. This month we’re not only offering our standard two titles for giveaway, we’re also offering four holiday stories as freebies that’ll run a full month from mid-November to mid-December. Happy holidays to our readers!

The first date is the day the book price flips to $0.00 and the second date is the final day and the original price will go into effect again.

Begin Date

End Date Book Title Author

11/1/2010           11/14/2010         The Matchmakers          Jennifer Colgan

11/15/2010         11/28/2010         Pack Challenge              Shelly Laurenston

11/15/2010         12/15/2010         Snowy Night Seduction Arianna Hart

11/15/2010         12/15/2010         My Christmas Wish        Ember Case

11/15/2010         12/15/2010         Holiday Bound               Beth Kery

11/15/2010         12/15/2010         The Dickens with Love   Josh Lanyon