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Vermontcozy
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Re: Please Welcome LEIGHTON GAGE & HIS INTERNATIONAL CRIME POSSE

 

becke_davis wrote:

Vermontcozy wrote:

 

becke_davis wrote:

 

Vermontcozy wrote:

 

becke_davis wrote:

Leighton, since I'd say the current cover is pretty dark, now I'm really curious what was considered "too dark!"

 

Sorry for the confusion, Suze! And it's worth another mention that all of these wonderful authors blog at the same place: Murder is Everywhere. Dan is blogging about the elections in England today.

 

After reading MIE,Becke,I feel so sheltered .Thank Goodness for BBC...Especially here in Vt..Where we all live in "Caves"  :  ) Leighton,the cover is Dark,,But Very Striking"...Makes one want to read about it......Its been such a pleasure learning about you and your Books,and Thank you for sharing so much with all of us..I look forward to reading one of your books..Will start with your first one.Which I have on my wish list here on BN..."Blood of The Wicked"  I hope I am correct..Best Suze Vtc...

 

I have a feeling your wish list at B&N is as long as mine, Suze!

 

 

B..I took 3 off my Wish List..ordered them  and waiting..Now its grown again..We know why  "Leighton and His "Posse" ;  0 I am following Dan on twitter,Outspoken ? To answer my own question Yes..in a good way....Best Suze..

 

Twitter won't let me follow any more people as Becke_Davis so I may follow some of you under my pen name, Becke_Martin. I've got to check if I'm following you all - I know I'm friends with at least some of you on Facebook.


Suze, you're making me jealous with your talk of conferences. I don't think my budget can take any more than the ones I'm already signed up for this year!

 

B.. Next year NYC..BEA,,,I imagine that admission is Free for all who Work for BN..So all you have to do is Socialize,have lunch,Go to a Conference,Just have a great time..I may be Working..But I have 4 friends who are going..Will see....Best Suze...Maybe next year 'The Posse will Attend"..

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Re: On the subject of great stuff coming out of Africa...

 

Yrsa_S wrote:

Hi TiggerBear,

 

I have seen Whiteout - waited forever for it to come out on DVD as I love movies, books that take place in remote and cold places. I enjoyed it although it could have been darker for my taste and there was a pretty long scene towards the end where everybody was outside in a storm holding onto ropes that thew me completely as I had no idea whcih parka, hooded, goggled character was which. But I would not have wanted to miss it. My son likes graphic novels (I hope my English is not deceiving me here, I do not mean pornographic books but ones that play out through drawings) and he told me that Whiteout was based on such a story which rings true, a lot of the scenes were very visual and striking. I also liked the part about her fingers which was unusual a twist for a leading character.

 

I still love "The Thing" the most - I watched it the other day and it has not lost its charm despite being 20+ years old. Excellent movie aside from the monster, something that only the original alien has managed to pull off. Maybe this relates to monsters not being scary anymore, OK they are ugly and have sharp teeth but we all know that we have more need to fear our own kind than such things.

 

bye for now

Yrsa 

 

Yeah that scene is a bit annoying, about 4 mins too long. (nodding) Yes graphic novel is the correct english term, the other kind is referred to as nudie mags or just as porn. Does he remember which one? I just thought it nice that for once the polar monsters are human for a change.

 

All the versions of the "Thing" just have me thinking about how much a H.P. Lovecraft ripoff they are. Ahh I think I need to show you a few more monster films. Quite a few will remind you why the dark was considered scary. But then there's this whole school of film showing humanity as the true monsters, I think would appeal to you.

 

Speaking of cold climb mysteries, and this one's foreign if not your exact neck of the woods. Ever see "Smilia's sense of Snow"? Never have been able to figure out which book it's based on.

 

 
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Re: Please Welcome LEIGHTON GAGE & HIS INTERNATIONAL CRIME POSSE

Suze - hah! I have yet to find a conference that will let me in free, but I live in hope!

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Re: Please Welcome LEIGHTON GAGE & HIS INTERNATIONAL CRIME POSSE

I'm curious what you all think about book trailers -- are they as common in other parts of the world as they are becoming here? I enjoy watching them but I don't know how valuable they are as a sales tool.

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Re: Please Welcome LEIGHTON GAGE & HIS INTERNATIONAL CRIME POSSE

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This has been a fascinating week! Leighton, Yrsa, Cara, Tim, Dan, Michael and Stanley - it's been great to meet you all! 

 

I want to remind you all that this is "your" thread now -- if you type any of your names in the search field (upper right) you can recall this thread at any time in the future. I hope you'll come back and post updates whenever you have new releases, award nominations, Barnes & Noble book signings, or if you'll be attending conferences where our readers can meet you.

 

You don't need a reason to come back and chat here -- all of you are welcome to hang out with us whenever you like. 

 

It's Mother's Day in the U.S. so a lot of our regulars will likely be busy with family things today, but I know I speak for all of us when I say you've been fabulous guests. Thank you so much for spending the week with us, and do come back often!

 

(By the way, this is not a send-off -- you're welcome to stay and visit with us as long as you want!)

 

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Book Trailer Question - and Thanks

I, too, Becke, enjoy watching book trailers.

But I have grave doubts about their efficacy as a marketing tool.

If you look at the total number of views most of them get on places like YouTube, the cost-per-thousand impressions is very low.

Of course, one produced at no cost is always worth it.

But then is it worth watching?

I have never done a trailer.

And I don't think I ever will.

But I heartily recommend the one that Yrsa has up on YouTube. It's as interesting as most of her posts on Murder is Everywhere. (And that's very interesting indeed.)

 

Thank you, on behalf of the whole gang, for giving us the opportunity to appear here all this week.

And for being such a wonderful hostess.

 

And thank, Dear Readers, and Fellow Writers, for dropping by and visiting with us.

I will continue to follow this thread and will be happy to address questions from latecomers.

(No matter how late.)

 

Cheers All,

Leighton Gage
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Re: Book Trailer Question - and Thanks

 

Leighton-Gage wrote:

I, too, Becke, enjoy watching book trailers.

But I have grave doubts about their efficacy as a marketing tool.

If you look at the total number of views most of them get on places like YouTube, the cost-per-thousand impressions is very low.

Of course, one produced at no cost is always worth it.

But then is it worth watching?

I have never done a trailer.

And I don't think I ever will.

But I heartily recommend the one that Yrsa has up on YouTube. It's as interesting as most of her posts on Murder is Everywhere. (And that's very interesting indeed.)

 

Thank you, on behalf of the whole gang, for giving us the opportunity to appear here all this week.

And for being such a wonderful hostess.

 

And thank, Dear Readers, and Fellow Writers, for dropping by and visiting with us.

I will continue to follow this thread and will be happy to address questions from latecomers.

(No matter how late.)

 

Cheers All,

 

 

The cost seems to be an issue with book trailers - I know some authors who make their own, but that sounds difficult to me. I enjoy watching them but don't know if I've ever bought a book based on the book trailer alone.

 

What do our readers think -- do you watch book trailers? Would you buy a book based on an interesting trailer? 

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Re: Please Welcome LEIGHTON GAGE & HIS INTERNATIONAL CRIME POSSE

 

becke_davis wrote:

 

Thanks so much Becke.

 

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Re: Book Trailer Question - and Thanks

 

becke_davis wrote:

 

Leighton-Gage wrote:

I, too, Becke, enjoy watching book trailers.

But I have grave doubts about their efficacy as a marketing tool.

If you look at the total number of views most of them get on places like YouTube, the cost-per-thousand impressions is very low.

Of course, one produced at no cost is always worth it.

But then is it worth watching?

I have never done a trailer.

And I don't think I ever will.

But I heartily recommend the one that Yrsa has up on YouTube. It's as interesting as most of her posts on Murder is Everywhere. (And that's very interesting indeed.)

 

Thank you, on behalf of the whole gang, for giving us the opportunity to appear here all this week.

And for being such a wonderful hostess.

 

And thank, Dear Readers, and Fellow Writers, for dropping by and visiting with us.

I will continue to follow this thread and will be happy to address questions from latecomers.

(No matter how late.)

 

Cheers All,

 

 

The cost seems to be an issue with book trailers - I know some authors who make their own, but that sounds difficult to me. I enjoy watching them but don't know if I've ever bought a book based on the book trailer alone.

 

What do our readers think -- do you watch book trailers? Would you buy a book based on an interesting trailer? 

 

I like them, and many a book I've picked up out of left field is because of them. However a bad trailer can just as easily unconvince me. For example the trailer for

 

The Looking Glass Wars  had me salivating for the book nearly 8 months before it hit shelves. Talking about it for months with anyone who would listen. I think my enthusiasm over that 5 min trailer sold several copies locally. I know more people than I have fingers thanked me later. And that the local bookseller put up the big display when given the choice between big or small. Because she remember me so hyped up over this book.

 

 

 

 

 

The trailer for

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies  had me hosing this book mercilessly at every opportunity. I didn't think the first book was all that great. But that trailer convinced me I defiantly didn't want to read the sequel even if the book was free and I would get paid for the task.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Please Welcome LEIGHTON GAGE & HIS INTERNATIONAL CRIME POSSE

I would like to invite all to follow us on Facebook at Michael Stanley and on Twitter at detectivekubu.  We also have a website www.detectivekubu.com.

 

Thanks to all for a wonderful week.

 

Cheers

 

Stanley

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Re: Please Welcome LEIGHTON GAGE & HIS INTERNATIONAL CRIME POSSE

Stanley_Trollip wrote:

I would like to invite all to follow us on Facebook at Michael Stanley and on Twitter at detectivekubu.  We also have a website www.detectivekubu.com.

 

Thanks to all for a wonderful week.

 

Cheers

 

Stanley

 

 

 

I just went over to Facebook and friended you! Thanks for visiting - what a fun week!

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Re: Please Welcome LEIGHTON GAGE & HIS INTERNATIONAL CRIME POSSE

Stanley_Trollip wrote:

I would like to invite all to follow us on Facebook at Michael Stanley and on Twitter at detectivekubu.  We also have a website www.detectivekubu.com.

 

Thanks to all for a wonderful week.

 

Cheers

 

Stanley

 

Thank you for a Wonderful week..I am following your tweets   I am vtcozy..So much good info..Hope you come back and visit us soon...Suze

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