I made another little movie on How to Stop Wildfire. This time, it has music custom made and inspired by the book! It was made by Josh B. It is a wonderful track. The theme of the video is King Fla’neiel’s journey. Nothing too spoiler-y, just a good beginning overview. It was a bit hard to make, but I did it. Learned a lot of new techniques. Did some crappy drawings just for it.

Enjoy!

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If you have been paying attention you will have noticed that on the sidebar I have added a newsletter widget. That’s right: I’m making a newsletter. I already have some ideas for it. Blog highlights, release details. Exclusive stuff.

I’m not going to list it all: that is going to be in the inaugural issue of my new newsletter. I’ll be launching it after I get a good batch of subscribers.

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Book marketing is probably the most draining aspect of being a self-published author. Writing the book wasn’t enough. Now you have to convince everyone else to bother reading it.

Yay.

I really hate marketing. It feels hollow and dishonest. But you know what feeling is worse? No one reading your book. Which, in this era of the book market being extremely oversaturated and increasingly so, is a real possibility. A serious one that you should consider.

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So we, as crazy self-published authors, are basically forced into shilling for our product or else our book sales will forever look like the above graph.

And also in this era are the practically hundreds of different ways for you to do that. I am not going to get into a huge analysis of which ways work best or say you should pay money to ‘x’ service because they have good ratings and people say it is worth it. I hate that philosophy. Paying money to make more money is a tried and true option, but with advertising a self-published book it feels too dangerous. I don’t have that much capital, either, so the risk is multiplied for me. I don’t think …

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