I hate marketing. There I said it. I wrote this really great book (okay I may be a little biased) but now I have to figure out how to put it in someone else’s hands. That means I have to advertise it. Do you know how many different advertising avenues there are? Facebook, YouTube, Google, and the list goes on. Sure I could make a little post and get a like or two but to really get someone else excited about it, I have to do more.
So I’ve been browsing the internet looking at book trailers. You know, those little one minute videos that are really epic and feel like you’re about to watch a movie. The problem is I don’t know any actors nor do I know anything about making a movie. I like to watch movies, but I write books.
Nevertheless, I am going to figure out this whole marketing thing. Why? Because I enjoy what I do. Writing has become a really fun hobby and a way I enjoy spending my free time. To each his own, right? But I digress. Anything worth having takes a little work and twice as much effort. (Maximum effort haha) So if I have to scroll through countless hours of stock video and somehow create movie magic with it to get my book in the hands of a reader, so be it.
Ironically, I’ve done some video editing in the past. I’m a musician, so I can record my own back tracks. The problem is I’m a perfectionist. I want to see the million dollar movie that I imagine making and then get dissatisfied when it’s not. So stay tuned. I don’t need Hollywood. I’ve got this.
Adam K. Ogden is a new author, diving into the different worlds of fiction. After penning his debut novel The Resilient: Out of the Forbidden, writing became a new passion. When he's not spending his free time at a computer writing out some new adventure, he's usually either watching movies or playing music.