Thursday, November 20, 2014

Weekend Links: Kathryn Otoshi on Marketing and Gerogia Hughes on a Fresh Look

The holiday season is charging in and time is limited, so the videos today are like fruitcake: best in small pieces, chock-full of sweet nuggets, and dense with hearty ingredients. But these videos will actually be pleasant to consume.


The video above is a short reading of part of Kathryn Otoshi's book One. If you've read it, or her other incredible books, Zero and Twoskip to the video below, which includes a brief interview of Kathryn talking about the marketing of One and how she had to stretch out of her usual style to make it work.



And finally, a 90 second video of Georgia Hughes encouraging authors to surprise their editors rather than strive for the latest, greatest trend. She also suggests taking an age-old issue and making it new. 


Have a great weekend.



12 comments:

  1. I like the advice to surprise your editor. That's always good.

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    1. Yes, but hard, I think. I'm sure they'e seen just about everything.

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  2. Thanks for sharing these! She wants to be surprised and startled--I like that :)

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  3. I like how editors want to be surprised rather than expect authors to follow the latest trend. Thanks for the videos!

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    1. Glad you found them useful. Thanks for commenting.

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  4. One looks like such a great book! We're working on colors right now, so it'd be good for that too. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I love that bit of advice--going the unexpected route. Those are my favorite books anyway, the ones that catch you by surprise and take you places you hadn't anticipated going.

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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  6. Thanks for videos and the comment on my blog :)

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