Friday, November 4, 2011

Self made vs profession

Michael W. Davis

Writers are often plagued by the decision, “Do I go professional on promotion activities or bite the bullet and invest the money for the service of a professional. I recently released a workshop DVD entitled “So you what to write a novel?” and wanted to create a promotion trailer. I elected to go both ways: one I created myself and one where I used a company that makes videos professionally. Like to sample the difference between the two? Go HERE and check for yourself. Both videos are provided near the bottom of the web page. Interested on your views.

Big Mike
Michael W. Davis (
Author of the year, 2008 & 2009

Shadow of Guilt, “To each crossing of paths, there is a reason.”
Blind Consent, “The answers are buried in the secrets of the past.”
Forgotten Children, “Only Sara knows the truth.”
Tainted Hero, “Sometimes good people do bad things.”
The Treasure, “A lonely heart can impair one’s judgment.”
Veil of Deception, “Sometimes truth cuts deeper than a lie.”


TK Toppin said...

I do prefer the professional version. But I liked the "shortness" of the one you did. I'm the type that if there's too much talking and not enough visual images, I lose interest and click "stop".


Julie Eberhart Painter said...

I like both. They are not aimed at the same exact audience.

January Bain said...

Micheal, I was so touched (and humbled) by the video for the book you wrote about forgotten children, I mentioned it on our writer's loop (Champagne books) this morning. It brought tears to my eyes!

CC Kaufman said...

I liked both. I think the pro version is 'slicker' but if one is serious about seeking the message it is easily found in the first.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks all. I kind of like the profession one myself. It was taken from the DVD in front of a workshop audience. And JB, thanks for your kind words, they are appreciated.

Michael Davis (
Author of the Year, (2008 and 2009)