April 23, 2015

For me, I know YouTube was a huge part in helping me create my author platform. My reach, my platform, and my career would look completely different without the ‘Tube so Happy 10th Birthday, YouTube! That’s right, 10 years ago today the very first video was posted on YouTube. Who knew how drastically that one little platform…

November 20, 2014

This was incredibly exciting for me! As anyone who follows me, or has taken Video Idiot Boot Camp, or heard my podcast knows, I love Screenflow. It’s my go-to application for recording and editing video from my desktop. I even created a free video course showing how to use it, which I’m going to have to…

Fancy Nancy Illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser
November 7, 2014

Brain Burps About Books Episode 202 Robin Preiss Glasser Gets Fancy with Fancy Nancy Announcements Free 4 Quick & Easy Video Marketing Lessons for Writers You’re not making book trailers yet? Really? Seriously? You know I’m an insane, video-crazed freak, right? But do you know why? Book trailers have literally changed my career as a…

August 8, 2014

Brain Burps About Books Episode #190 Apps & eBooks for Children with Starwalk Kids Media An Interview with publisher Liz Nealon Click here to tweet about this episode. This week’s guest is Liz Nealon, publisher of Starwalk Kids Media SWK Facebook page SWK (@StarWalkKids) on Twitter

July 26, 2014

Not techy? You need to read this. If you know me you know I believe EVERY writer needs to be using video. Video connects you to readers, it can expand you career and grow your career. It helps you build your platform, and can help you establish expertise and find fans. It can legitimize you by…

June 3, 2014

When VideoMakerFX came out I bought it for $38. Now it’s up to $62. They keep raising the price. Why? It’s a marketing ploy. It’s a smart marketing ploy. They gave their early adopters a low price. Lots of people got on board and were rewarded with a low price. Take note, you can still buy…

June 1, 2014

Last weekend was Memorial Day weekend. Did you have a good one? I took two whole days off. I don’t usually do that. But I really felt I needed to allow my brain to rest. My back’s been out of whack, too, and I just had to refresh everything. One way I’m going to refresh…

May 11, 2014

Writers are loving this video maker. To be clear – it’s not a video editor. It’s a video maker. Perfect if you need a last minute gift for Mother’s Day … especially if Mom is a writer! Check out how author Shonna Slayton used it to promote her YA, Cinderella’s Dress, a 1940’s Fairytale here: Need a last minute gift…