To create the trailer for my book, Big Enough, I wanted to take advantage of the natural scenery where I live. So I packed up my drone and dogs and went on a hike. If only it were so easy.
Category Archive: Making Media
Publishing a book is always a challenge and doing it during a pandemic is even more so. This is how how it felt at the time.
In preparation for publishing Big Enough, I created videos and developed a plan for promoting pre-orders of the book. This share the details.
A look at what I was doing 41 days prior to publishing my book, Big Enough.
One the most powerful ways to get the word out about a new book is by appearing on podcasts. This was my strategy.
The post below was sent as an issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain. Friends, 2020 has become a year of widespread and unpredictable change, much of it frightening and disorienting. Our collective snow globe is being shaken and it makes every day feel like taking a...
One of the side effects of using YouTube is the ease at which it’s possible to download and then re-upload a video to another account. This violates copyright law and YouTube’s terms of service. But it was difficult to stop.
Just before Big Enough went to the printer, I learned there were a handful of blank pages at the end of the book. The book designer asked if I’d like to use them for promotion or a section for “notes”, etc. It seemed strange. Couldn’t we just remove the extra pages? I asked my editor and she followed up with this article about printing books.
Today, I’m planning to send people my own sticker and this is the story of how that sticker was designed and how I’m planning to use it.
In 2007, our lives changed thanks to publishing a series of animated videos that became known at the first “explainer” videos of the YouTube era.
The post below was sent as an issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain. When I was home with my parents for Christmas, an idea started to percolate. Over the last year, my mom’s health prevented her from checking email regularly and she wasn’t able to keep up with my...
Ready for Rain is, in part, a media experiment. I love making media and use the newsletter as an opportunity to create videos, gifs, and more. This is a look at my tools and processes.