I know it’s been a while since I posted here on my personal site. So I thought I would write a short post to give an update on what I’ve been doing these past few months. For one, I’ve been hard at work at the number one airline in the world. I took the image above as we were taxing out for departure from Eagle, Colorado. This is an A319, the same type of plane I fly. Now that the weather has turned warm, I’ve also been pursuing my other passion – golf. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t also been actively engaged in marketing both 35 Miles From Shore and Scapegoat. Before the Internet, a book had a shelf life of about six months to a year. That shelf life could be extended with the release of a soft cover addition, giving the book another six months to a year in the spotlight. Today, with the advent of sites like Amazon and Audible, books can live indefinitely. So, shortly after completing Scapegoat, I decided to have my first book released as an audio download on Audible, as well as other sites. You can now get the download on Audible. You can listen to a sneak peek here on my site on the Audiobooks page. If you purchase the eBook, which is only $2.99, you can get the audio download for under $10.00. The audio release of 35 Miles From Shore has opened up a whole new audience for that book.
I’ve also been pursuing a number of different marketing opportunities for Scapegoat. In addition to some catalogue placements in industry publications, I have been doing various radio and podcast interviews. My most recent interview was yesterday. You can listen to the entire interview on the Scapegoat in depth page. My next interview is scheduled for April 22. I’ll post more on that interview as the date nears. Also, after the initial surge of sales, the book is slowly gaining a larger audience through word-of-mouth.
Lastly, I have also been busy writing a screenplay adaptation of Scapegoat. I am pleased to say that I recently completed that project and will be pitching the screenplay to potential producers in the near future. So stay tuned here for the latest info.
Patti Yancey (Capt. Paul H. Yancey TWA)
Well done Emilio. I am the wife of retired TWA Capt. Paul Yancey. We knew Hoot. Have fond memories….dinner at our house, etc. (my girls `hooting` at him…..laughs, etc. NTSB really bugs be sometimes (Sully for one) They are NOT in the cockpit experiencing these events. There….I had my say….but have never gone thru Navy pilot or airline training…..just the support crew….Good Luck with future endeavors. Patti Yancey