Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Pre-Release Opportunity!


There is a great offer buried in the copy below, but before we get to that, I'd like to hopefully whet your appetite. If you click the arrow on the video graphic above, you can enjoy the book trailer for A Tale of Two Hearts. It's only 1:09 in duration, but don't forget to crank up the volume, because the audio track is dramatic.

I spent some time creating this today (not too much, actually) using iMovie. That program is relatively easy, although there are some limitations on what you can produce. Being a bit of a perfectionist, I'm not overly impressed with the capabilities or the final result, but it will work for the time being. Or at least until some visionary agent or creative publisher sends me an email or leaves a comment indicating their desire to represent or publish it. I'm listening.

I hope you enjoy my efforts on this a/v production. Let me know what you think. If you have any questions on the procedure for creating a trailer like this, let me know by commenting. I made another trailer a few months ago for another book (unpublished at the present time) using Windows Movie Maker. It has a different collection of tools and effects than iMovie, but either one is fun to use and can give you something to start with.

Now for the sales pitch: As you may know, the release date for this book is scheduled for April 14th. Since most experts encourage authors to start early on creating a buzz and a marketing plan, I've decided to offer the book at a discount from now until the release date. If you'd like to read the book, give itas agift to your middle grade reader, and save a little money in the process, just keep reading.

Clicking the link below will take you to PayPal where you can order the book. It's priced at only $9.95 plus shipping. And, by ordering it prior to the release date, you get a Special Bonus. The author will personally sign it! Now there's an incentive. It could be worth a fortune in the future—a signed first edition! Wow!

Click the button and get your very own, signed, pre-release first edition copy of

A Tale of Two Hearts by Cornell DeVille
Book One in Treasure of Morro Bay trilogy.


  1. Great video, good dramatic effect; however, you should add the hook to your book. Draw the reader in!
    Does sound like an interesting read to add to my reading wish list and future author interviews on my blog.


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