Happy Holidays everyone! We are slowly returning to our routines as much as possible and one of those for me is promoting all the great North Florida Writers out there. We have gotten off to a very slow start because of this dang Covid thing. There are fewer opportunities out there for local writers to promote their stories with everyone socially distancing and not willing to go to events or places unless it is strictly necessary. The bigger writing associations and groups are moving over to more digital events.
One of the ones that I am promoting is the Sunshine State Book Festival on January 30, 2921. The Writers Alliance of Gainesville started that festival a couple of years ago and was going to cancel it completely but decided to go digitial. They are not charging the authors nor are they requiring them to be members of their group. The link for the event is below check it out. the deadline for the application is firm and on December 15, 2020. Then you have a couple of weeks to get your video of yourself turned in so they can add it to the website. They will not be released until the day of the festival and they ask that you leave that version of the video with them for 6 months after. They are graciously doing all the promotions prior to and after the event. Wouldn’t it be sweet to hear your name and books being announced on TV, Radio, and in the newspaper?
WE ARE STILL wanting to gather more short interviews with 30-second videos of each author living in the North Florida area. We are not charging for this service and hope more and more authors out there will give our website a look through, comment on some of the other interviews, share, and like as you can on your social media. If you want your own interview done on the tour get in touch soon using the CONTACT US form or upload your completed interview form the Submit Your Own Page.
THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION IS DECEMBER 15, 2020
I have done a few of these for my clients and one for myself and already submitted them. One was done completely with a green screen so that I could through up another background that went with the book. Another author filmed her morning routine on her farm where and when she gets most of the ideas from and then had the voice actress for the audiobooks to record herself reading from one of the books. Another filmed her entire presentation at her beach house where she goes to get away and get some writing done. I filmed myself at one of the state parks featured in the book. There are so many ways you can get creative with your video, bring in your readers, and be different from every other author on the panel!
Put in your application today and book your video service with us before December 23, 2020, and you will get $50 OFF the cost and we will come to you to film. Copy and paste the following code 50OFFAuthorVideo into the box for coupons at checkout