The ChaNGEMAKERS Blog
This is the first of a series of blogs and articles to show you how a sizzle reel, also known as a book or script trailer or promotional video, can help you make a pitch more powerful or compelling if you are trying to find an agent, publisher, or producer or promote your project once it is published or produced.
In fact, a sizzle reel can be used to introduce and promote any kind of product or service, such as if you are promoting workshops, speaking engagements, consulting, coaching, courses, or anything else based on your book. You can create a sizzle reel to build interest and sales, too. This article is based on a chapter on creating sizzle reels in my book: Turn Your Book or Script into a Film. If you want to learn more, I hope you will want to subscribe to this newsletter, which will feature tips and techniques for publishing, producing, and promoting books and scripts.
Recently, President Biden criticized states such as Texas and Mississippi for lifting Covid-19 restrictions, saying that we are on the cusp of being able to change the nature of the disease and that “the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything’s fine.”
While Biden was attacked by Republicans and others for his statement, because they want to get back to “normal” as soon as possible, I would like to object to his statement as one disparaging Neanderthals. I write this as a researcher and author on several books on Neanderthals, including The Return of the Neanderthals, about what might happen if they were brought back by DNA cloning, grow up as children, and become adults in modern society.
The Authority Magazine Interview features a series of questions about how I became an authority on the topic of thought leadership, how I started my career, how I would define a thought leader, and the benefits of becoming one. It also provides some examples of how being a thought leader can help a business grow and five strategies an individual should employ to become known as a thought leader in their industry.
Radio Interview with the Al Cole on the People of Distinction Show November 17, 2020
Features a discussion of these topics:
How to Write, Publish and Promote Your Book
Working with a Ghostwrite for Your Book or Script
Creating Book Proposals, Show Bibles, and Sizzle Reels
Connecting with Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors
This video features our virtual booth at the 2020 AFM held November 9-13 in Santa Monica, California. We showcased 18 films, and this video features each of our films. To read the details, you can stop the video or request a PDF with this information.
Changemakers Productions, which produces feature films, documentaries, and TV/film series is a division of Changemakers Publishing features books on self-help, memoirs, self-publishing, social issues, criminal justice. It helps clients with self-publishing and ghostwriting their books.
The company has published over 150 books, 50 with traditional publishers, 100 independently published.
What Happened to the American Dream? Songs About the Struggle to Keep the Dream Alive in Times of Division & COVID-19
The first group of songs deal with our everyday social conditions; the second group adds the pandemic, a health, social, and economic crisis that has descended on American life with a curtain of doom and gloom.
All of these songs have been recorded and include the YouTube link to each song, so you can listen to the recording, and even sing along with the lyrics. The book includes the cover image for each song.My hope is that these songs will contribute to increased awareness about these issues facing America today and inspire people to take action to seek to mend these problems.
The songs featured in this book are:
What Happened to the American Dream?
Democracy Is Dying
We’re All Right?
The Down Side of Town
A Shot in the Dark
I’ll Put Another Log on the Fire
Save the World
I Feel Lucky
Life Is So Crazy this Year
There Is a Plague
Mouse in a Maze
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Democracy is under threat in America, and there is a need for a wake-up call. In this spirit, book writer and songwriter Gini Graham Scott has...
We can help you with different types of writing, working from your rough draft, notes, transcripts of talks or workshops, or interviews with you by phone or in person.
We can also help you strategize what to write about and use your writing to brand and promote yourself or your company to become a thought leader or expert in your niche.