Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Musical Interlude for the Written Word

Below is a lovely trailer made by my colleague Jen Perrson from The View From Here for my good friend Paul Burman's book The Snowing and Greening of Thomas Passmore which I reviewed late in 2008. Paul is with independent publisher PaperBooks which is part of the Legend Press group.  As I'm sure many of you are aware, it's a long, hard process to be published and even when you are in print bringing your work to the masses is no mean feat; especially when the independents have to compete against the might of the mainstream publishers. So I've no doubt Paul was absolutely thrilled to see Jen come up with such a delightful trailer which, I think, captures really well the essence of the book. Have a look and see what you think!

Well done Jen! What a lovely gift for Paul!

Paul's second novel The Grease Monkey's Tale is due to be published in June and I hope to be giving you a full review later in the year. In the meantime, when I've caught up on some outstanding blogs, including a recent trip into London, I will be giving a run down on some of the books I've read over the last few months.

See ya all soon!


  1. Cheers, Jane. Thanks for posting the video. What a great way to start this day.

    I hope you have a good one too.

  2. An excellent advert -- makes me want to buy and read it, that's for sure.

  3. Now you've gone and done it. I, too, would love to read this book. The problem is I live in the US. Is there any way to get it here?



  4. Ha! I went back to read your first post on this book, and amazing as it was, the thing that made me actually LOL was this reply to one of the comments on that post:
    "Now Mr I (cough, cough) I hate to tell you but I changed the colour deliberately to go with the book! But I rather like it, so I think I'm going to stick with it for a quite a while. I like green - it's meant to be a restful colour...maybe it's because it's the colour of nature. My blog was a lighter green some time back but I think I prefer the darker one. What do you think? I'm not really a Barbie kind of girl so pink is out....."
    So, is my monitor 'out of whack' or is your background not pink now? (I quite like pink, so it's fine with me, of course...)

  5. Lawyer Mom, Yep, it's a great little advert. Everyone's tastes in books are different but my book club read this one and we all agreed it was very good - normally we're at each other throats:)

    Hello, Carolina and welcome to My Witty Ways.

    Ah yes! The colour of my blog has changed numerous times since 2008- I get bored easily:) Now that's a not a porker I told; I'm definately not a Barbie Girl! However, I think I've been through most colours so there wasn't much choice left! On this blog design I think there was a choice of beige, brown and pink..the brown is on my About Me page - I think I prefer the brown myself but pink is more feminine and I don't want everyone to think I'm a carthorse:))

    The Snowing and Greening is definately available on Amazon UK and they will dispatch to the USA as I've ordered products and had them sent abroad via Amazon myself. The postage I recall for what I'd ordered seemed reasonable to me:)

  6. That is a lovely advert and the first time I've come across something like that for a book!

  7. Sue - I've started to come across them only in the last year or so. I'm usually a bit slow on the uptake so I guess they've been around a while longer. They are now appearing on Amazon below the book details on a few high profile books - I recently saw one for the latest novel from author David Mitchell.


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