Monday, July 11, 2016

Welcoming Lincoln Cole

I'm so pleased today to be welcoming Lincoln Cole to my blog.  He's a fellow member of Rave Reviews Book Club and the author of the excellent Raven's Peak, which was recently chosen by Kindle Scout.  I just finished it last week, and if horror is your thing, it is a must read.  So, take it away, Lincoln.




Raven’s Peak is the first book I built a trailer for. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to for my other books, it was just that this one felt like it needed the trailer to bring it to life. And, I didn’t want a cheap and short video that would just glide over a couple of images, show some text, and then end: I wanted something that developed the world of Raven’s Peak and set the stage for everything that was to come.

I reached out to a designer and offered a couple of ideas about what I wanted. One thing that was important was having live action moments in the trailer, not only still images, and enticing music. The designer went above and beyond my expectations, finding amazing images and live video that really brought the world to life.
My favorite thing about the trailer is how effectively the music aligns with what’s being shown. Everything starts with a sort of twilight feel and gradually turns darker until the end. I loved the live action moments and the video of the raven instead of just using cover art to convey the imagery.




Would I get another trailer made by the same designer? Probably. Maybe not for every book that I release, but for all of my important ones I think it is completely worthwhile having a little extra to help entice people to visit the world!

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26 comments:

  1. I adore ravens! <3 They bring such a gothic tone to imagery, so you were right to go with the video, Lincoln. Music's pretty jangly too - just right for a dark fantasy and it's definitely going on my TBR schedule...
    Thanks for having us over Anne Margaret :-)

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    1. It's always my pleasure. :-)

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    2. Thanks! I love Raven's too, and I've wanted to write a book called "Raven's Peak" for years. It just finally happened that I actually had a story to tell this time around! I love the video (it's a little long for a quick trailer) and the music does help set the stage.

      I love how well the imagery worked out and I love the cover my designer made for it!

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  2. Your trailer is fantastic. I bought your book a few days ago and now even more anxious to read it. Good job!
    Thank you for being such a gracious hosts,, AnneMargaret.

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  3. Trailers are a great way to promote a book. I love the music and the raven at the end.

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  4. I like the trailer Lincoln, but next time, please try 4WillsPublishing, at least, for one of your trailers, and you will be sold. :). Thank you Ann for hosting him.

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    1. I had the trailer done before I knew 4wills did trailers! For next book, I'm definitely doing a shorter trailer and using 4wills for it!

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  5. Deja Vu! I could have sworn I left a comment here. Maybe its another blog because I've seen it before. Congrats A.M. on your beautiful blog. Lincoln Cole, trailers do help make the book if done right. I agree with your assessment.

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    1. Maybe because I hosted 2 days in a row?

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    2. Thanks! I've always wanted to do a trailer, and this was the first book I was able to get one made!

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  7. This might be a repost, I'm not sure. But if so, please excuse the fact that I accidentally screwed up somehow. Lol Lincoln, that was a great post. The trailer was awesome, and your designer did a fantastic job. The more I hear about this book,the more I want to read it. I love books like this.
    A. M., thanks so much for hosting. πŸ˜ƒ

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  8. This might be a repost, I'm not sure. But if so, please excuse the fact that I accidentally screwed up somehow. Lol Lincoln, that was a great post. The trailer was awesome, and your designer did a fantastic job. The more I hear about this book,the more I want to read it. I love books like this.
    A. M., thanks so much for hosting. πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm well into writing the sequel now and the story has taken a pretty big twist on me! So much fun to write!

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  9. Love the trailer, Lincoln. The images and music are indeed compelling. Bravo!
    Thanks for hosting, Anne Margaret.:)

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  10. A very professional trailer - it captures the eye from the start.

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    1. Thanks for saying that! I love the way it shifts as the trailer continues!

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  11. Great trailer!! I, too, am a fan of ravens. Thanks so much for hosting, A.M.!! ~Mar

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