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The forthcoming book: The Confidence of the House, May 1940 - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
The forthcoming book: The Confidence of the House, May 1940
Book trailer by Our Femme:

And another cackhanded one by me:

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blueboyfey From: blueboyfey Date: April 4th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
wemyss From: wemyss Date: April 4th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you.

I'm greatly obliged.
altri_uccelli From: altri_uccelli Date: April 5th, 2011 01:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Am unfamiliar with the concept of the book trailer, but these both serve to heighten my anticipation; femme's images are so well-chosen (St Paul's in the smoke at 1:29, god), and your words are equally evocative.
pathology_doc From: pathology_doc Date: April 5th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Book trailers are something new to me too - I saw my first one a few months ago, and I was surprised to find that it wasn't actually a feature film. Wemyss' trailers might not be the eye candy that one was but he's selling political history, not light-hearted zombie fiction.

(ETA = which is not to play it down by any means; don't get me wrong. I loved them both, and the imagery and the audio couldn't be better suited to the topic.)

It seems to be the latest craze (which is probably here to stay, I might add) and is akin to a godsend, especially for niche- or self-publishers. It has been made much easier by the rise of the digital video camera and cheap publically accessible editing software. Combine that with YouTube and a few search-term tags, throw in a link to places where the book may be bought, and you have the potential to tantalise and attract a huge audience. The internet is a wonderful thing. :)

Edited at 2011-04-05 03:31 am (UTC)
wemyss From: wemyss Date: April 5th, 2011 12:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Disintermediation disinters media.

And thank you.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: April 5th, 2011 12:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

I think you're right on all counts.

And thank you.
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