Really great stuff! Both the author and I are exceedingly impressed. His words:
You know that bit in Monsters Inc where Mike Wazowski watches the TV ad for the first time? That was me, just then. That is absolutely brilliant. Having viewed it several times, I'm astonished at how much they've completely nailed it - the World Marvels and Wonders cover is EXACTLY as described in the book and envisaged by me. And that bit where the clockwork workings zoom out of Maria's eye... well. Can you pass on to the production people involved from me that I'm absolutely blown away and delighted with it.
So thank you for your hard work!
Thank you both for the hard work and attentiveness on this project. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you on this, and the video and effects are simply stunning!
Assistant Marketing Manager - Bloomsbury & Walker Books for Young Readers
Our Ad Director said it was the best trailer we've ever done!
Simon & Schuster Publishing
This is really a job well done, and I appreciate it!
Oh My Goodness. I was shocked. I found the video everywhere, even on some website out of India...lol
I looked at my Amazon rankings for the Kindle before going to bed last night and it was at 434,087. Today At 10:00 AM EST it was 132,000. WOW!
I'm impressed. Those testimonials on your site weren't kidding. I'm so glad I decided to do this.
Matt Leatherwood Jr.
Everyone loves the trailer and I look forward to working with you again in the future!
Publicist - Tor and Forge Books
Thank so much for your help and COS's most efficient distribution. I'm very happy I decided to make the trailer.
Thank you!!! And the author really really loves it, so thank you for such a great job!
Random House Publishing
From my experience, Circle of Seven is a company that has its finger on the pulse of the new social and electronic media. Their outstanding work in Website design, book trailer production, and other areas of promotion is state-of-the-art and professional in all respects. The perfect compliment for any book promotional campaign at any level from debut novel to New York Times bestseller and a recipe for success in an increasingly challenging industry. I couldn't be happier with their efforts on my behalf and I can't wait to work with them on my next book.
You make me feel like I spent mega thousands on production, and treat my work as such, and I really love that about COS. I wish I had discovered your company before, but I can assure you, I will most definitely be doing more business with ya, that's for sure!
"Of all the different promo people/places I work with, you (Sheila English) and COS are the best!"
Small videos, bigger videos- There was something for everybody... I find the videos to be extremly benificial
"I LOVE THE VIDEO for DEVIOUS!!!!!! All of my staff thought it was spectacular!!!!!!!"
"Great, thanks- we're so pleased with everything we've done with you!"
Director of Marketing - HMH
You couldn't ask for anyone more professional, more caring, more dedicated to the book industry than Circle of Seven.
"Thank you kindly to you and the team for your responsive and thoughtful work. I appreciate COS productions."
Educator and Author
I had a 12% jump in sales the first week!
It couldn't get any better!
Jennifer St. Giles
"Small videos, bigger videos- There was something for everybody... I find the videos to be extremly benificial"
"Sheila and Circle of Seven Productions have blown me away with their savvy online marketing techniques and ease to work with. I can't recommend Sheila and COS highly enough."
Director of Online Marketing , Simon and Schuster
They said they saw the video and it made them buy the book!
C. L . Wilson
"I’m very pleased with how this came together, and the process of working with Circle of Seven has been nothing but great."
Simon & Schuster
"Circle of Seven Productions have developed an intriguing and effective way to utilize the immense power and reach of television to advertise books. As a seller of television advertising time, I know the time and care Sheila gives her clients and the book trailers she produces for them. In television you need two things to make an ad campaign work... you need an effective, clear and interesting message and you need to get that message to the correct audience. The success of Circle of Seven Productions is no accident. I would and have recommended her services to anyone."
Account Executive News 10, KXTV - an ABC affiliate
"First in the industry, Circle of Seven's book trailers really know how to talk to the reader, & they are a great company to work with too!"
Buyer Borders Group
"Most importantly, Sheila and the COS team have managed to protect rates from the early days all the way through the phenomenal NCM growth of the last five years, and are one of the few who know the Cinema ad process well enough to select theaters; make deadlines, and work with traffic and scheduling procedures. They do a wonderful job meeting client needs by showing them how cinema is the best ad-medium available for micro-targeting and branding the message with a 40-foot video ad reaching a “captured audience” at the Movies."
National CineMedia Account Director
"Sheila has a very keen understanding of the necessity to leverage the book business and marketing into the new convergent out of home media landscape."
Director, Content and Production , Transit TV
"Nothing but kudos from this end. I've been in the industry for almost 20 years and you have been some of the easiest people to work with! I'll highly recommend you and I'm sure you'll be hearing from us again!"
David M. Schmidt
Director of Social Media & Technology
"It's so far beyond what I expected for that amount of money. Marlive had said it -- that there's some genius at work at COS. Couldn't be more satisfied!"
I have to admit it, I like writing books but I think the video thing is really fun.
"I love COS! Thank you, Sheila and Company. I just learned that my book trailer of "Pulse of Power" is doing extremely well! In less than 6 days this video got over 6,646 views."
"We loved what you did with the Hidden Wives book trailer. It seems to be everywhere!!! Thank you so much, we think it's going to be great exposure for us. And the work you did on it was superb."
Authors Mari Hilburn and Michelle Poche
"Frankly, it's not often one gets to see the difference a single piece of promo makes. But in this case, I believe the fabulous book trailer made a huge, huge difference. CAPTIVE DESIRES sold approximately three times as many copies as I'd hoped would be printed."
"I wanted to tell you that the video is superb!"
Literary Agent for "The ARK"
"Thanks so much for working on this, I feel you, and the script writers captured the essence in a short preview of what this book is about! Having a book that COS could render a trailer for is a dream come true for me, but having a COS book trailer to advertise that book, is a dream I promised to myself -if I ever got this far-- that I would do. so for me its been about 5 years in the making ;) thanks for making that come true for me and so beautifully!"
"When COS did the book trailer for my novel, The Shiksa Syndrome, Sheila Clover English went above and beyond. Not only was the trailer top notch, she helped garner some wonderful PR placements for me, and paved the way for this great segment on BETTER TV."
"Their distribution really helped my book trailer get wide exposure. I'd definitely recommend them--and I'll be back as a client!"
Gail Z. Martin
"This is Linda with the Mary L. Cook Public Library in Waynesville... I just wanted to let you know I've been popping your book trailers up on our library blog, and our patrons love them! They are fun, entertaining and we've had lots of compliments on them. Soon, we hope to have a flat screen TV in our What's New section, so we can loop the book trailers with a Powerpoint of upcoming library events. Just wanted to let you know, they are working out great, and thank you for allowing us to use them on our blog."
Mary L. Cook Public Library
"Within a day of sending COS Productions the wmv for my book trailer, it was live *everywhere.* I would have had to clear a week off my calendar just to put it up in *half* the places they did. It can be daunting for a new author to do as much self-promo as possible from their own laptop, but in 24 hours, COS made it a whole lot easier for me. I'm in total awe of the support they offer the writing community, their love and belief in books, their commitment to connecting them with as many readers as possible, and their effectiveness in doing so. They're the best."
"I have no doubt that a big part of the reason "Devil" has done so well was the anticipation that built up from the mini-teaser--so many people have raved about it!"
"The trailer COS created for my newest release is both evocative and professionally done. It captured the essence of my book. I've gotten so many good reader comments, and it has increased traffic on my website dramatically. I can hardly wait to do another one for my next release!"
"The single-most effective promotional, marketing and advertising strategy ever done for one of my novels, creating news and attention for my novel, The Priest of Blood, which would not have existed without COS Productions."
"Brilliant, mesmerizing, entertaining. Nobody does it better."
"The fabulously creative team at Circle of Seven captures the individual essence of my books and gives me, and all their clients, the star treatment. As a bonus, they're grand fun to work with!"
We LOVE the work your doing!
"As a first time author without an agent or a publicist I wasn't sure how to approach the advertising for my romantic suspense Relocating Mia. Finding COS was a blessing for me. Not only have my sales numbers increased, but the girls from COS are a blast to work with. I get quick responses to questions and detailed information on how my video is distributed through COS. I'm excited about my second novel and can't wait for COS to produce a book video trailer for it."
"I ride the train to my job each week. Monday when I got on I noticed that a lady on the train was reading my book! I asked her where she heard of it and she said, she watched a book trailer!"
"Everyone I worked with at Circle of Seven went the extra mile to ensure I loved each aspect of my teaser from start to finish. The outstanding customer service, the talented professionals I worked with, and the polished video made the experience a pleasure, and I'll be back when it's time for my next release."
"COS's distribution played a major part in driving sales for Dreamwalker (which made BookScan's romance trade list for two weeks."
"It's amazing, absolutely perfect from script to the voice over... I am just so delighted and can't wait to show it off at BEA!"
"It is so thrilling, so eye-catching, so well done. I think it’s the best video COS has made for me so far—which is saying a lot. They’re always great, but this one is particularly good."
"In just three days of being featured on MySpace books, my blog got over16,000 views, my website received ten times the usual amount of hits,letters from interested readers greatly increased, and my pre-sales numbers on my upcoming release spiked. I cannot thank Sheila and COS enough for providing this service."
"GRAVE INTENT is on the preliminary ballot for a Bram Stoker Award. I know the teaser you did for the book helped to push it in that direction."