- Marketing for Authors and Product Creators
- 10 Best Trailer Makers
- How to Make Your Own Book Trailer Free
- Book Trailer Sample #2
- How to Make a Book Trailer: 3 Free Apps for Creating an Impressive Video
- See a Problem?
- In Too Deep
- In too deep book trailer software
- Book Trailer Sample #1
- Steven Universe - In Too Deep (Promo)
- Download the Free Author Book Trailer Maker Source Files
Think it's impossible for you to make your own book trailer. Well, think again. If I can do it, anybody can do it! Besides, it's fun and easy once you get the hang of it. First, what is a book trailer? A book trailer is a video advertisement of a book, also referred to as a book video, and a book teaser.
Marketing for Authors and Product Creators
It can be acted out, full production trailers, flash videos, animations, simple still photos set to music with text conveying a story. I created mine using still photos set to music. Book trailers, book videos, book teasers, you name it, is one of the fastest growing, powerful trends in promoting books by way of the Internet.
Of course, the cheapest and easiest way to reach your target audience and generate sales via video-sharing sites, websites, blogs, social networking sites and book related sites. Guess what, it cost me nothing to do it! That's right!
10 Best Trailer Makers
I paid not one red cent to have it done. I did it myself. With the help of a few simple software applications, all you are doing is dragging and dropping images related to your book and story line into the software's story timeline. Then you will add video effects and transitions, and lastly music or sound effects.
How to Make Your Own Book Trailer Free
This is how you get started. First, go to YouTube , or any of the other distribution channels video-sharing sites listed below, type in "book trailers" and observe other trailers on these sites before creating your own. This will give you a feel for what you may want in yours.
Better yet, check out my book trailer. Or, view it below. Next, decide on what software you will use. You may use the following software to create your booktrailer. I created mine using Windows Movie Maker.
Book Trailer Sample #2
I will only refer to Windows Movie Maker in this article. So, do me a favor. Go to your desktop and click on start at the bottom of your computer and then click on Programs.
Movie Maker should already be installed on your computer. If not, then you may download it, as well as Photostory for free!
How to Make a Book Trailer: 3 Free Apps for Creating an Impressive Video
That's a glorious word, uh? Both of these programs are Microsoft products. God bless Microsoft. The only thing about using Photoshow and Jumpcut is their logo will follow your trailer wherever it goes.
Now that you have the product, go ahead and familiarize yourself with it. Windows Movie Maker comes packaged with very easy instructions for making your booktrailer, under movie making tips. Read it thoroughly. Play with it using a few pics from your computer hard drive. Once, you've done that, have some idea in mind for a storyline for your book, write it out, then find some graphics, or images that fits your story.
Create a story line that will arouse your audience interest to buy. In addition, please, please make sure the graphics you choose are not copyrighted. I created two of the images in my trailer, "the exploding religion clip" and "the collage of technology clip," using Microsoft Publisher.
Some may require you to contact author for permission of use of the photo. Book trailers should last no longer than two minutes, so pay close attention to the minutes as you create your trailer. Mined lasted two minutes and twelve seconds. Now, we can go into the Windows Movie Maker and click on import your pictures.
Once your picture is imported, then you can go to that picture, and drag it and drop it into the story timeline boxes at the bottom. From then on, you can decide on what video effects and transitions you want to use.
After you've done the above, you can now add your music, or sound. The same rule that applies to graphics also applies to music, make sure the music you choose is not copyrighted, or make sure you have permission to use it.
See a Problem?
I found free sound clips at:. You may find some by going to your search engine and typing in "royalty free music" or "free audio clips" or "royalty free sound clips. Royalty free is the key to keep you safe from copyright infringement. Now, the most exciting moment ever has now come for you to put your baby out there for the world to see and my, oh my, aren't there many avenues available to promote your trailer.
There are myriad of places for you to distribute your book trailer. You may upload it on your own website, or blog, video sharing sites, social networking sites, and even in your email signature. Video size is limited to MB on most video-sharing sites. My video size turned out 9. Below are just a few places to get started.
In Too Deep
I set a goal to submit my trailer to at least one distribution outlet a day, although I usually end up submitting more than one a day. Now take a deep breath and tell yourself, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me and awards me with the ability to create my own book trailer. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Thanks alot Kim!
In too deep book trailer software
I am a composer or royalty-free music that I think you will like. Hello there, I discovered your site by the use of Google even as searching for a related topic, your website came up, it appears great. This is exactly where I am in promoting my book : Thank you, thank you, thank you!
You're welcome Justin, how sweet and thank you. Glad my hub was helpful for you. Nice video! Thanks for this information.
Book Trailer Sample #1
Just created my first book trailer and noted you in the credits Gonna check out those links now! Thanks for sharing, pal! Voted up :. Thank You so much! This is a very helpful article. I refer back to this anytime I need the links It makes my time on the internet a little more manageable. Thanks again.
Steven Universe - In Too Deep (Promo)
If anyone is looking for free book trailer music, I have made a selection of my instrumentals available. Many of these tunes would be good for suspense, horror, sci-fi and crime related stories. As I mention on the page, I'm willing to do basic tweaks cutting out an instrument, etc. Thanks so much, this was really helpful. Take a look at my book trailer. This is so helpful. My book self-publish book is coming out late summer, I can start working on this now.
Download the Free Author Book Trailer Maker Source Files
I'm so pleased with the easy step by step instructions. I just needed to know one thing. How easy is it to change the movie if when you've uploaded it you notice there's a typo. Do you have to delete the old video and upload a new one or can changes be easily made to the original without having to delete - maybe there's an edit button.
Thanks for the tips. Thank you so much for your hub. I have been published for a while but since I live and work in rural America, money is scarce and so publicity is just a dream. I will follow your instructions step by step.