My friend, author Stephen Poleskie, recently had a book trailer made for his book VIGILIA'S TEMPEST. While it had over 700 hits on YouTube in the first months it was up, and has now passed 4300 hits, he is not quite sure how many sales this actually accounted for. Here is the link to his book trailer if you would like to check it out:
Let me know what your opinion is of the effectiveness of book trailers, positive or negative. Please feel free to post your book trailer here if you have one, or someone elses if you wish to comment on it.
The trailer looks good, very effective in black and white. Good luck with your book. I'll have to check it out.
Please re-post your trailer to http://vimeo.com/groups/122124 for more exposure. Good luck with your book. Sounds interesting.
I put together a teaser trailer for my friend Nancy Bilyeau's debut novel, THE CROWN. The book is lovely. It's a historical thriller set in the Tudor era, and, well... I hope the trailer attracts more readers to her work. I have no idea if trailers result in more sales, but the way I see it, get it out there any way you can.
Thank you for posting the trailer of your friend Nancy Bilyeau's book The Crown. After all: what are friends for? The book looks very interesting. I wish her good luck with it. The historical fiction genre seems to have been in a slump for the past few years. There hasn't been that many historical novels published, good or bad. I wonder if it is because people are not writing them, or the houses are just not publishing them. At any rate Nancy got a good publisher for her debut. I hope that they give her the support she deserves.
I posted a book trailer on Jan. 16 for my YA fantasy/paranormal and so far it has been viewed 188 times. I figure at least 20 of those hits were my friends and family. My sales haven't jumped by leaps or bounds; only a few downloads up until now. Today I released the second book in that series and have seen an increase of sales for book one. Honestly, I don't feel the trailer has landed sales conversions any better than social networking. That said, I will most likely create trailers for all my books because the one I did brought my story to life and it wasn't that hard to make. The total cost was $30 for the additional royalty free pictures I purchased on top of the ones I already owned for my book covers and I used Windows live movie maker to create it. I would love input on the trailer. I'm needing an unbiased third party opinion on what looks good and what could be changed to look better. Hopefully someone here will chime in =) Thanks, Lorena Angell
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Nicely done. Smooth progression of thoughts. I have book trailers and make them for other people but you don't need any help in that area.
I do have a new group on VIMEO for book trailers. I'm trying to make a collection there. http://vimeo.com/groups/122124
Also I interview authors so if you'd like an interview let me know.
Hi Joseph, Thanks, I'd like to post the trailer to your vimeo group. How do I do that, or do you take care of it? Also, I'd love to do an author interview. Here's my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations! Your book trailer looks very good. You did a fine job, very professional looking. Also, I'm glad to see that you and Joseph Valentinetti got together. I saw that your trailer is already up on VIMEO. Good luck with your book. I hope that your trailer helps sell a bunch of copies.
Thanks for starting this discussion. I'm finding it very helpful. I'm very excited to be in the movie business. It's so much more glamorous than being a writer. It was just this morning that I came up with the creative content for my video project. Now the hard part of putting it together. I will definitely post it here when it's done.
Please post it here too.
Thank you for all the help and encouragement you have been giving to people who posted comments and trailers on this forum. Steve Poleskie asked me this question which I am passing on to you. Since he didn't make his book trailer he does not have the video file, only a link to the trailer on YouTube. Can he post to VIMEO using this link or does he need the file? Also, he does have a file of a video of him working made some years ago, it is about 20 minutes long. Is this too long to post on VIMEO?
Looking forward to your reply,
I didn't see this until now. Who does have the file? If he paid to have it made it should be his property. He can download the file from YouTube. At least you can with most files. If it's blocked from download there's software to overcome that problem. As to the length issue, he'd have to check vimeo for that. I have a paid account so there's no limits on me but free accounts are different. If it's too long he can split it into parts one two and three and load it that way. I'll help if I can.