On Saturday I attended a publishing workshop at the main branch of the library. It was put on by our local writer's association and featured three local publishers who discussed current trends in publishing. One of the things they discussed was the rise of e-books and e-readers like the Kindle and the flood of new material this is creating in the market. Last year the most new books were introduced ever - about one million. They also talked about internet marketing for writers, such as blogs, websites, good ole Facebook, LinkedIn, and other fun stuff.
One thing that really fascinated me is book trailers. People are now creating trailers, like movie trailers, for their books! This is such an awesome idea! I really want to make one now for Eternal Memory. So, the question is, what kind of stuff do I use? Apparently they range from simple still pictures with words and music to actual video clips. I'll have to research the software required to make something like this. It's a really neat idea, and what's cool is that with the internet, there are so many creative ways to publicize your book. And that's pretty inspiring.
By the way, Eternal Memory has been number one the last two days on the weekly most popular books list at authonomy.com!