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by jmcooper
December 23rd, 2009, 7:23 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Confession time
Replies: 33
Views: 6283

Re: Confession time

PJ's of course! I love that "PJ's" are the resounding majority. It's hilarious and comforting all at once.
Ahhh...if only I could do this forever. Starting Grad school shortly and I don't believe the profs will appreciate me coming to class in my robe even if it means I'd get a better grade...
by jmcooper
December 23rd, 2009, 7:17 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Finding an unforgettable (and hopefully unused) title...
Replies: 16
Views: 4036

Re: Finding an unforgettable (and hopefully unused) title...

Good post. I have been wondering the same thing. I have four books in the series I"m working on so I need four titles! Ack! The series is titled The Dreamtraveler Legacy , which I like, but the four books have pretty bland working titles. I wanted four terms related to dreaming, but could only come ...
by jmcooper
December 22nd, 2009, 8:16 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Book trailers: who makes them, $$$, and are they worth it
Replies: 31
Views: 8141

Re: Book trailers: who makes them, $$$, and are they worth it

PS: Last thought and then I'll shut up. I love, love, LOVE, movie trailers. Why? Because I know I'm getting a glimpse of what I'm going to WATCH. But book trailers? My attention is lost because I know the images are someone else's and I'm never going to see them again, so I don't care. I'm not buyin...
by jmcooper
December 22nd, 2009, 8:11 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Book trailers: who makes them, $$$, and are they worth it
Replies: 31
Views: 8141

Re: Book trailers: who makes them, $$$, and are they worth it

I checked out the link. It was a pretty video (better than Fallen's)--nice art and music--but I felt it dragged too much. I was waiting for the next word to appear and it seemed to take forever. However, you are right that the story is intriguing...but I could have just read the description--faster-...
by jmcooper
December 22nd, 2009, 7:30 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Book trailers: who makes them, $$$, and are they worth it
Replies: 31
Views: 8141

Re: Book trailers: who makes them, $$$, and are they worth it

Book trailers bother me. Whether or not they are effective (or affective, I'm never quite sure) in the publishing world, they are, first of all, exceptionally cheesy. Second, like well-targeted covers, (speaking of which, have you seen the new printing of Wuthering Heights? It looks just like the Tw...
by jmcooper
December 22nd, 2009, 6:18 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 171775

Re: What are you reading now?

Inkheart, Speak, and The Feminine Mystique.
by jmcooper
December 22nd, 2009, 6:13 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Book trailers
Replies: 1
Views: 907

Book trailers

Thoughts?
by jmcooper
December 15th, 2009, 4:26 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Best Way to Pitch/Query for YA series
Replies: 4
Views: 1662

Re: Best Way to Pitch/Query for YA series

Thanks! Knew it was probably in the blog somewhere. Is there anything Nathan hasn't written about?
;-)
by jmcooper
December 15th, 2009, 3:22 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Best Way to Pitch/Query for YA series
Replies: 4
Views: 1662

Best Way to Pitch/Query for YA series

Hopefully this isn't redundant. I hate to post something that might be hiding somewhere in this forum, but I couldn't find the answer, so here's the question: What is the best way to pitch or query for a YA series? Is it better to include information on all of the books or just the first? Thanks.