Good productive morning today. Got promo stuff out for both “Tales From the Braided Pony” and “Danger in Bass Clef”. Wrote the first draft of a new entertainment blog I will be doing on a weekly basis for another company. And got about another thousand words and some research in for my next book.
Now to get back to writing, then promoting, then do that some more. 🙂
Really pleased with how the promotion went with the “Tales From the Braided Pony” release this last weekend. We got some great reviews and a nice start to the sale of that crazy horror western anthology.
Although I am not done promoting “Tales”, I do need to now focus my efforts on the upcoming release of my debut novella, “Danger in Bass Clef”. So be prepared for a slew of blog posts with the latest trailer and all the quippy one liners I can come up with to help grab some attention for this book. I am very excited to share it with you all.
Today’s promotional offering:
Had Stephen King read Johnny Scotch, Danger in Bass Clef, I am sure he would have said it was a thrill ride for the ages. Danger in Bass Clef”, Due out August 17th on amazon.com and at select stores. Johnny Scotch is…justice served neat. http://johnnyscotchjustice
Tomorrow I have the distinct pleasure of sharing a selling/signing space with my good friend, Kate Ristau. We will be hanging out at Another Read Through, signing and talking books with anyone who wanders on by. I will have copies of Johnny Scotch #1 & #2 there and will be taking pre-orders for “Danger in Bass Clef” for any interested takers.
I always love live events and this one will be very special since I get to share the time with such an amazing YA writer like Kate.
What: Book signing with Kate Ristau & John Dover
When: July 29th, 1 PM – 3 PM
Where: Another Read Through, 2932 Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR
See you there!
Books, comics, music, and more! Come celebrate the launch of “Danger in Bass Clef”, John Dover’s debut novella in the Johnny Scotch world of Bridge City. Join John at the Starday Tavern, 6517 SE Foster Rd, Portland from 5 PM-8 PM, Aug 17th.
“Johnny Scotch never thought that when he met Cass months back, she would crash into his life again pleading for him to rescue her kidnapped bass.
Once he agrees to help, he is thrust into a hornets nest of muscle bound goons and an underground world of betting and downhill death races.
Johnny has to fight through a pile of thugs and rescue Cass’ bass before she is forced to race for her life in a gladiatorial speed fest. Hopefully he spills more blood than scotch in his race against time.
Johnny Scotch is…Justice Served Neat!”
Bring your friends, and tell the world about this exciting launch event. Be the first to get a physical coy of “Danger in Bass Clef”. If you RSVP and express your interest ahead of time John Dover will make there are plenty of copies for purchase and signing.
This is a bar so 21+ please.
When I heard that “Tales From the Braided Pony” was going to be put together based on the world I created with my first horror short story, I was blown away. The next thing I thought about was a piece of music. I heard this retro spaghetti western theme with a crunchy distorted guitar underneath it. Sometimes the muse comes to you out of nowhere and there is nothing you can do but put it out there. So I wrote it down and offered to record it and put together a book trailer for C.S Anderson and the crew over at Alucard Press LLC.
It has done very nicely getting out there and helping to build the buzz with this book. Over 300 views in just around two weeks and going strong. Now to see how that translates to sales. 🙂
On the flip side, I have put together four trailers for “Danger in Bass Clef”, my debut novella that lands on August 13th. To put it lightly, the three that have been released have not received the same numbers so far. Oh well. I can chalk some of that up to the fact that this is a debut novel and I still don’t have the following or buzz generating that even a small publishing house has, but I will still keep this going.
The hope is that with the last two weeks of promo I will generate some solid buzz with the last trailer as well as the “Quotes” campaign that I will be launching during that time.
In the meantime, here is the link to the latest trailer for “Danger in Bass Clef”. I hope you will take a minute out of your day and check it out. Click it, like it, and share it. 🙂
I know, I know. You are not supposed to over use exclamation points. Whatever. I just got my proof copy of “Danger in Bass Clef”. I am allowed to be a bit excited. We nailed it. It is the perfect size and feel. We were shooting for dime-store novel and from the art to the size and paper, we did great! 🙂
I thought I was excited for the August 17th release before. Nope. This is the cherry on top. The proof that the book looks and feels great and that we have a perfect sized beach/travel book filled with all the pulpy, jazz-noir goodness that I could come up with for this story is all there.
I so wish I could go back on my promise to release it on August 17th and set it loose today, but no. I am gonna make everyone wait and build that much more anticipation for this thing.