Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

If you head over to Peter Jackson’s facebook page, he has added further material relating to the upcoming The Hobbit movies. In particular are two new production videos, and also photos of all thirteen dwarves – Thorin, Balin, Dwalin, Kili, Fili, Oin, Gloin, Ori, Nori, Dori, Bifur, Bofur and Bombur – in all their glory.

They are trying for a unique look for each of them, and there is debate about whether all of them are suitably dwarvish, especially regarding beards (or lack of length there of) and especially Kili. He seems to be getting the Legolas treatment, being the ‘pretty’ one of the dwarven band.

Dwarves have always been at the top of my favourite fantasy races (in the top four alongside minotaurs, trolls and phoenixes) so I’m very much looking forward to seeing them in action. It also has me hankering to write something with dwarves in it – proper bearded, hard as nails dwarves.

Over on facebook, Peter Jackson – director of The Lord of the Rings – has posted his first video from the set of The Hobbit. Looking forward to seeing it – and also more videos from Peter Jackson as the filming continues.

Head over here to see it.

Social Media and Marketing

Posted: February 28, 2011 in General
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It is the advent of social media that has allowed the indie writing scene to take off – being able to spread the word to a huge audience is a boon that not long ago was never available. Being able to find – and talk with – potential fans all over the world is what made has allowed some authors to really make a success of their writing.

Of course at times it can seem to big, but that is part of the uniqueness of the internet.

I’m slowly getting myself set up out there.

I have been on twitter for some time – as @mistandshadows – but have now started to branch out.

I now have a public facebook page and a facebook author page. (I also have a private one for family and close friends, but this is for general public use.)

And I am also on goodreads, which I really need to get back to updating. I am slowly going through my rather large collection and adding to it.

So if you use any of those services come and say hi.