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!
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. 🙂
Books coming out at the end of this month. Books coming out in the middle of next. Comic books coming out in Sept. Whew. This will be one crazy summer. Here is the rundown if you are interested.
“Tales From the Braided Pony” is a horror/western anthology that I wrote two short stories for. It is being published by Alucard Press. The plan is to have this out to the public and ready for sale by the last days of July. This was an exciting project for me and my first departure from the Johnny Scotch world. There is a trailer that I put together that gives more info and will help set the mood for your reading pleasure.
“Danger In Bass Clef” is the first non-comic book Johnny Scotch story to hit the shelves. This high octane adventure introduces Johnny’s new friend, Cass, a bad-ass roller chic forced into a down-hill race of death, and Johnny is her only hope to get free from the sadistic gangsters running the show. The release date for this was announced yesterday. August 17th it hits stores and Amazon.com for your summer reading list.
“Johnny Scotch #3” releases in Mid September, just in time for Dan Schaefer and me to unveil the third installment in the Lila arc at Salt Lake Comic Con.
More trailers, promo and announcements coming in the next few months so stay tuned for all the latest.