Before I went to Arizona, I purchased a Kodak PlaySport when Best Buy had it on sale. It's cute, small enough to fit in my pocket or a cellphone case, AND it's waterproof up to 3 m (10 ft) under water. How cool is that? It comes in black, purple, and blue. I purchased the black one because blue and purple are sold exclusively online and I was in a hurry to have it, but I sort of regret not waiting for a fun color...
I didn't wind up using it in AZ, so what better way to break it in for the first time than with BOOKS? I don't have a tripod, so you'll just hear me talking, but I did add a photo of myself so you'll have a face to put with the voice. Yay? I'm not sure that's a bonus, lol!
Anyway, I recently got packages from debut authors Victoria Scwab (The Near Witch) and C.A. Kunz (The Childe. Want to see what these fun packages entailed?
If you can't see the embedded video, it's hosted on YouTube. I filmed three other vlogs this week to share with you in the future as well, you lucky bookworms!
T h e N e a r W i t c h b y V i c t o r i a S c h w a b :
I was a runner-up in a Near Witch contest on Victoria Schwab's blog (which is an awesome site you all should totally have in your RSS Feeder!). I won a numbered button (Number 65) and abookplate with Schwab's signature and hand-illustrated doodles. I'm really looking forward to this 2011 debut novel! Be sure to become a Facebook Fan as well!
The Childe came with a pretty awesome marketing kit consisting of a USB drive with information and fun Easter Egg Goodies, a mock-up of "best-selling author" Robert Craven's book flier, and a bookmark with a key for cracking the code that led to those Easter Eggs hiding on the USB drive. Plus, of course, the book itself! The Childe is the first novel in a new YA fantasy series by the mother-son team C.A. (Carol and Adam) Kunz.
Keep an eye on Facebook, where a huge marketing promotion is ready to take off:
The novel is currently available through Amazon, and will soon be offered for both Kindle and Nook.