Posted in Book Reviews, Writers

Encourage reading – buy a book this Christmas


Literacy; reading ability, learning and knowledge. Literacy gives people the power to choose their destiny. Options are limited without it. When you can, encourage reading. Buy books, read to your children, read to new immigrants, write books and read diversely.
What better way to encourage literacy than buying someone a book for Christmas? If you want to buy for a reader who wants a good laugh and an easy read, I recommend Lynn Santer’s Just What the Doctor Ordered – Heart Warming Stories to Make Your Patient Smile (Vol. One). It’s a bit cheeky and for adults only. If this compilation of stories from all sorts of writers doesn’t tickle your funny bone, I don’t think you have one. I have contributed two chapters in the book. I’m sure all writers involved will agree that it was a fun project to write for. Get in quick to get your copy before Christmas. Click on the book link or here.

The Zanzibar Moon, chick lit, beach read, Donna Munro, author
If you’re looking for an escape read, for that tropical summer holiday, then The Zanzibar Moon is your perfect pick. Targeted at the women’s contemporary fiction market, it’s a pleasant surprise for male readers, who will enjoy the action-packed African setting and the steamy sex scenes as well. Take yourself to a faraway exotic place with a true hero. You can buy The Zanzibar Moon through this website on the bookstore page or click on the book link. You can also use the contact page to request author signed copies. Again, get in quick if you want your copy by Christmas.
Love, Books and Reading,
Donna

Posted in Publishing, The Zanzibar Moon, Writing tips

Book Trailer – The Zanzibar Moon


Book Trailer for the Zanzibar Moon

Book trailers are a good promotional tool for your book. There’s so many kinds out there and choosing the style I wanted took some research. Book trailers can show the whole story of the book and can sometimes be as long as a movie. Other ones are a snippet, and others still don’t seem to have anything to actually do with the book. I just wanted to publicise The Zanzibar Moon in a fun way, but in a small bite.

People (often) don’t have huge attention spans online. They scan through and only look at the interesting stuff for moments at a time. Short and to the point is best. I hope you agree.

I found the awesome video template platform Raw Shorts to create the book trailer. It was lots of fun. I recommend you give it a go. Not just for book trailers but business promos of all sorts. I think I’ll create one for Mirror Pool Cleaning too.

 

It’s only 48 days until the launch of The Zanzibar Moon.

If you do not live on the Gold Coast (I can personally deliver on the Gold Coast) you can pre-order at THE BOOKSTORE (Australia only). Place your order and pay now and you will receive a free colourful tassel bookmark.

Books (with your complimentary bookmark) soon after they arrive from printing (I estimate early June) they will be posted out.

International buyers will be able to purchase the book as either eBook or Paperback once they are available on Amazon.