This week has flown by and, I have to admit, I’ve hardly spent any time on book-related stuff. Instead, I’ve been having lots of quality mother-daughter time with my 2yro. Had a lovely visit to the Collingwood Children’s Farm today…but you probably don’t want to hear about the delight on my little girl’s face as she held a guinea pig and patted baby goats (yes, I know they’re called kids, but saying kids might have been confusing!).

So, the book stuff. It’s not like I haven’t done anything…this week I’ve been investigating book trailers. What do you think of them? Have you ever seen one that’s made you want to go out and buy the book? Definitely interested in your thoughts on this, so please email me at info@pdmartin.com.au.

In case you haven’t heard of them before (or seen one), it’s like a movie trailer, but for a book. Still photos, video, music, voice-over, on-screen words…all designed to give you an instant snapshot of the book. I’ve been speaking to three providers and watching quite a few book trailers to see what I do, and don’t, like.

Other book news: Kiss of Death is currently being typeset (Aussie release January 2010) and The Killing Hands is probably being printed about now for its November 1 North American release!

This week I also uploaded two new photo galleries: The Ned Kelly debate and a couple of shots from Write Around the Murray.

And I announced the winner of my Facebook competition – congratulations Monica Kelly. You can watch the winner being drawn (and a blooper video) at www.facebook.com/pages/PD-Martin/52563435424

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