Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Editor’s Corner July 2010

It's hard to believe that half of 2010 is already over! But, I am excited about the success of the projects I've been working on this year. I’ve had a great response to We Are One in Spirit Blog and We Are One in Spirit Podcast. Shows are booked (some have two guests per week) through the middle of October. We’ve consistently received over 200 hits per week on this “revived” blog (it had been dormant for nearly a year).

I encourage authors to find a partner to work with on book promotion. My Facebook page with Dr. Caron Goode, the author of Kids Who See Ghosts, Guide Them Through Their Fear, is a public forum that assists people in working with children who exhibit supernatural gifts. Our partnership ’s a perfect fit for cross-promoting her book and mine: The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children. Together, we get our similar message out to a larger number of people in both our networks and build our own platform in the process. Win-win for all!
I met Mark Scrivner for coffee the week after he contacted me online. He found me through a search for Nashville resume writers. We’ve become good friends and I truly believe in Mark and the terrific video products he has to offer authors through his company, SnapShot Interactive. When WITS writes a resume for a Nashville client, we will send you to Mark, who will invite you come to his studio and record a video resume like the one he did for me: http://snapshotinteractive.com/234Q. Our written resumes are $175 and includes two pages and a cover letter. A video resume that shows your style, voice, and personality to potential employers is $200. SnapShot Interactive Recruiting has partnered with Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services to offer resume clients the ability to have both a written and video resume for one low price of $350.

It started out that Mark was only going to do video resumes. That’s a great service to help put Nashville back to work, but after being in business for just a few short months, he decided to expand his video production to include author bios and book promotion. Rather than just having a written bio on your Web page or blog, you can shine your face, voice, and personality to let your visitors know who you are and what you have to offer. There are a lot of companies doing movie trailer-type videos for books and many of them do those very well. But Mark’s idea is to involve and feature the author as he or she enthusiastically represents the book’s content and gives personal background on what brought the book to life. Here is Stephanie Huffman's book promo video: http://snapshotinteractive.com/clients/authors/.

This e-zine is proofread by Sarah Moore or Barbara Milbourn. I appreciate your contributions and thank Sarah and Barbara for their hard work.

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