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. :)
Pardon the radio silence around here lately. The quirks of publishing schedules often means that while you’re promoting your first book, you’re also working under a deadline on the second one. Lots of great things have been going on with Fair Coin in the last few weeks, but I had to shift gears and focus on revising Quantum Coin. (More on that later.) Fittingly, I turned in the manuscript to my editor on Leap Day–on schedule–and now I can start catching up on everything I’ve had to shove aside in the meantime. So much to do.
The biggest news is that even though the print and electronic publication date for Fair Coin is March 6th (less than a week!), some lucky folks have already received their pre-orders and you can even find it in some Barnes & Nobles stores right now. Thank you to everyone who has already picked it up and said kind words about it or sent me pictures of themselves with my book. This is already such an incredible experience for me, the best of my writing career so far. Reviews are starting to roll in, and so far I couldn’t be happier with the response. I’ll share some of those reviews and interviews here in the next few days and weeks, but if you’re curious, please drop in on the book’s Facebook page for the latest updates, and take a moment to like it: http://www.facebook.com/flipthecoin
To make publication day even more of an event, I’m hosting another giveaway on Goodreads as a kind of countdown to March 6. The prize for two randomly selected winners is a signed hardcover of Fair Coin. Click on over and enter. Tell your friends and enemies!
And in case you’ve missed it, here’s the book trailer what I made for Fair Coin. I had a lot of fun putting it together, and it came out almost exactly the way I had imagined. (Even if it took more work than I’d imagined.) I’m not sure how effective book trailers are, even though I have a little side business editing them, but I think they work best when they tease the book without showing readers too much. What do you think of this one or book trailers in general? Do they influence your decision to check out a book at all?
Yesterday we unveiled a shiny new Facebook page for Fair Coin! If you have a Facebook account, even if you don’t use it much anymore, it would be wonderful if you would visit it and consider clicking “Like.” It’ll be the best way to stay notified of updates on the book and its sequel, Quantum Coin; get early access to some news and content; and connect to other readers who might like the same young adult fiction you do. If there’s one thing I like as much as reading YA fiction, it’s talking about it with other readers.
What else is in it for you? Well, if you want to put it that way… If you haven’t read the sample from Fair Coin yet, you can grab the first three chapters before the book releases on March 6. But the big benefit is if you Like the page, you can see the book trailer I made, which is pretty good if I do say so myself. OK, I think it’s awesome, actually. But I’m hardly an impartial judge, so you should decide for yourself!
Please check out these two short videos I cut for Teeth: Vampire Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. Each poses a question of the contributors to the anthology: “Would you like to be a vampire for a month?” and “What attribute of a vampire would you like to have?” These were a lot of fun to work on and I’m looking forward to reading the stories when the book comes out on April 5, 2011 from Harper Teen.
The videos include responses from Nathan Ballingrud, Chris Barzak, Steve Berman, Holly Black, Emma Bull, Cecil Castellucci, Suzy McKee Charnas, Cassandra Clare, Ellen Datlow, Jeff Ford, Neil Gaiman, Kathe Koja, Ellen Kushner, Garth Nix, Lucius Shepard, Delia Sherman, Cat Valente, Genevieve Valentine, Kaaron Warren, and Terri Windling.