Watch: How To Get Attention For Your Novel If No One Is Reading It

Hello! Can I introduce you to Simon Spurrier? Simon’s a crime novelist from the UK, and he’s been having a little trouble getting anyone to read his book, despite it being well received by the critics.

So, being an enterprising sort, and witheringly scornful of the state of things with regard to books and publishing right now, he decided to make a trailer for his novel, A Serpent Uncoiled.

But rather than film himself reading extracts, or dramatise some of the meatier moments, he elected to do this instead. It’s called falling on your sword, with style:

*round of delighted applause*

www.simonspurrier.co.uk

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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