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The Making Of The Book Trailer

The Making Of The Book Trailer

Now that Child Taken has been released, the views of the of the book’s trailer runs into the thousands. But why make a book trailer to begin with? Apart from the above numbers, of course? Two reasons. Firstly, I saw another trailer and thought it was a great idea. Secondly, I knew the exact person who could help me make it a reality.

Week Ten: Are We Nearly There Yet – Part 2

Week Ten: Are We Nearly There Yet – Part 2

  It’s just over a week until Child Taken is released. I should be getting excited but I’ve not ordered the alcohol yet for the post-launch party and I’m also trying to work out how many glasses of bubbly you can squeeze from one bottle, so I don’t end up...

Week Eight: It’s Not You, It’s Me.  No, Actually It Is You – Part 2

Week Eight: It’s Not You, It’s Me. No, Actually It Is You – Part 2

An agent had written me a very personal reply a year earlier saying he’d given Child Taken careful consideration. Twelve months on, with a much better version now in place, I sent it to him again. And got exactly the same ‘personal’ response. Identical to the last full stop! I was learning, not very quickly, but I was learning.

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