There have been several big trailer reveals in the last couple of weeks: Star Trek Into Darkness, Man of Steel, Pacific Rim. And now, Quantum Coin.
Of course, it’s a wee bit late for a trailer since the book came out in October, but I didn’t have time to finish it until now. So I pretty much made it just because I could and I wanted to, but I’m proud of it and I hope you’ll check it out. (I resisted the urge to include some Inception horn sound effects; they’re expensive to license.) In fact, the timing may not be that bad after all, because you may enjoy it more if you’ve already read Quantum Coin. You have read it, right?
So please watch, and in the spirit of the holidays, please share. :)
This year, in recognition of the tenth anniversary of this international tradition, I’m going to discuss eBook piracy, a subject I’ve been meaning to blog/vlog about for a while.
Standard disclaimer: These are just the opinions of one author, who had his first book published (and pirated) this year–two significant milestones in any writer’s career. The content of this video also does not represent the opinions of my agency, publisher, or cat. Please share your own thoughts on eBook piracy as readers, writers, editors, publishers, or Cylons in the comments below!
It’s also apparent that I need a better camera to record these videos. If you vlog, let me know what camera you’ve been using and what you think of it. Thanks!
If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry, I’m about to tell you. Even better, I’m about to show you.
I recently signed up with teamTEENauthor, which was founded by Julie Cross (the author of the fantastic book, Tempest) in order to connect authors for teens with their readers. Great idea, no? One of the requirements of membership is to undergo periodic public humiliation, just like my entire young adult life. It’s like Truth or Dare without the truth option.
For the first DARE DAY challenge, a panel of teens granted us the following choices:
1) Get 5 complete strangers to sign your arm with a pen or marker in a public place and have someone take pictures of a couple people signing and of the finished product
2) Create and perform 60 seconds of choreography to a Justin Beiber or One Direction song and upload a video of it. You will be allowed background dancers (limit of 2). Does NOT have to be in public. The internet will be public enough.
3) Memorize one complete verse and the chorus to Nicki Manaj’s Super Bass and make a video of you singing it. Does NOT have to be in a public place.
For various reasons, but mostly for time, I chose the second dare. I apologize in advance for what you’re about to see. I have very little dance skill, and I have a difficult time hearing rhythm. When you’re done witnessing my documented shame, visit the links below to see the other authors who are participating in this DARE DAY challenge.
I really enjoyed this one. We talked a bit about books and writing, of course, but we also covered a range of topics from Back to the Future to Quantum Leap, two topics I can discuss for hours. Barry even slipped in a reference to the classic SF film Short Circuit! Given that the format for the program is “a chat over a cup of tea,” you might be wondering what my beverage of choice was throughout the half-hour interview.
It’s obvious, really. I was, in fact, sipping Earl Grey.
Please give the program a listen and leave some feedback. It’s short, it’s entertaining, and perhaps even enlightening. Many thanks to Barry for the great conversation!
While you’re at it, you can also check out interviews with my fellow Apocalypsies, Sarvenaz Tash (The Mapmaker and the Ghost, due out this Tuesday, 4/24!), J. Anderson Coats (The Wicked and the Just, just released!), and Lynne Kelly (Chained, due out 5/8/12).