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*

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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