Well I didn’t have long to wait for those trailers! I’ve loaded them on to Twitter, my Amazon Author Central page; my Smashwords profile; my Goodreads Author page; my Freado (BookBuzzr) profile and last but not least this website.
I’m waiting for the Independent Author Network (IAN) to load them up and together with YouTube then that’s pretty much my full set.
You can watch the Video Book Trailers on YouTube at these URLs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHuTlzdm7uk The Final Straw VBT on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD_u9rHn6sA Unfinished Business VBT on YouTube
All three book tours are under way now and there have already been a couple of rounds of Questions & Answers on Twitter. I have had three Author Interviews posted on various sites and the links can all be traced via my Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/EdwardCTayler or on my Twitter page at
This week I have seen a big shift in improvement in my health! On Tuesday I started back at school invigilating and was thrown in at the deep end with Biology in the morning and Geography after lunch. Then I went out in the evening for the first time in a month! I was playing snooker for three hours, including a Semi Final one frame shoot out which I won! (Perhaps I should play without practicing ALL the time!) I was shattered! The next morning I had five hours straight with 4 different A levels running simultaneously and a Food Technology paper to follow. I was asleep in the chair before three pm, but I’m almost there!
The stop off points over the next week on the Orangeberry Book Tour for ‘A Sting In The Tale’ are as follows. Try to take a look at some or all of these; I hope they’re interesting, they should be I put a lot of thought into the things I wrote.
17th May – Guest Post at My Reading Problem
18th May – (*4)Book Review at Just My Opinion
19th May – (*5) Book Review & Author Interview at UnEnding TBR Pile
20th May – Guest Post at My Life in Books
21st May – (*6)Book Review at Top o’ Mornin’ To Ya
22nd May – (*7) Book Review & Author Interviewat Books & More
23rd May – (*8)Book Review at Paws on Books
Meanwhile the OBBook Tour for ‘Unfinished Business’ is just gathering speed and these are the ports of call next week.
17th May – Twitter Blast with OB Book Tours
18th May – (*1)Book Review & Guest Post 1 at The Reading Cat
19th May – Excerpt 1 at Blog-A-Licious Authors
20th May – Guest Post 2 & Book Feature at Quality Reads UK
21st May – Excerpt 2 at Paws on Books
22nd May – (*2)Book Review & Excerpt 3 at Author’s Friend
23rd May – Excerpt 4 at Everything 4 Books
Lynne and I are off to a friend’s wedding do tomorrow night. We’ve known Chris since he was about 14 I guess, so thirty years at least. It’s about time he settled down! I think he’s made the right choice; Sam seems like a lovely girl. My son Steve & his wife Jan will be there too; plus about 100 other people I know from town and around! I think there’s a good night in store!
On Monday evening I have what might be my last Snooker AGM. I’m desperate to find someone to take over the role of Secretary that I’ve held for 23 years. The plan is for my successor to work alongside me between August and next May, and then they can fly solo.
I have one exam every day next week as half term approaches; fortunately there are no really long grueling sessions until we go back in early June. This time last year I was writing the series of 12 short stories that became ‘A Sting In The Tale’ but I don’t have the urge to write ‘Sting 2’ just yet; perhaps next summer if the book tour throws up some solid reviews and extra sales.
Everything is ‘on hold’ in the writing department at the moment. This summer is an important barometer of how far I’ve come. In September or October Lynne & I will sit down to decide what I do next. Which series should I concentrate on? Could I do both? Perhaps the market I’m trying to crack is too cluttered, too much opposition and the short stories with a wide selection of genres is the way to go? Time will tell.
Not so long to wait this time! I’ll be back next weekend with this week’s news and the itinerary for the Book Tours as we travel deeper into the heartlands of the USA and the UK! Happy days!