Saturday, April 6, 2013

Werner Stejskal goes Youtube to promote his bedtime story for children

Self-publishing världen växer så att det knakar och alla de nyblivna författarna använder sig av sociala media för att boosta försäljningar och skapa uppmärksamhet kring sina böcker. Författaren Werner Stejskal använder sig av Youtube videos för sina korta barnberättelser. I sitt mail till mig angående godnattsagorna om Oliver & Jumpy skrev han så här:

There are lots of fairy tales and bedtime stories around and many of them quite violent. This made me decide to try writing something different. On a flight from Europe to Australia I watched the movie Magic on Belle Island with Morgan Freeman, where he teaches a little girl to have imagination and write her first story. This inspired me as well and in the following sleepless nights because of the West to East flight, which somehow always seems to have this effect on us, the first stories with my two characters Oliver the cat and Jumpy the kangaroo made their appearance. I have written over 40 stories by now. There is no violence worth talking about but enough adventure to keep them interesting. These are 1000 word short stories and would suit pre-schoolers to primary school. I had incredible luck to find a great young artist who is illustrating my stories successively. There are three stories available on Youtube now and the fourth will come on presently. Depending on the illustrator, I will publish further stories in intervals of about three weeks. I hope very much that many children will find access to my videos and I will eventually create an Android App as well. 
Werner är ett perfekt exempel på hur den nya författarvärlden växer fram. Det är en värld där alla berättelser får plats och där författaren bestämmer själv i alla avseenden.

Kolla in Oliver & Jumpy på Youtube och låt er inspireras!


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