I have read many things on this site about making a book trailer. There are companies out there that will professionally make one for you but they charge a nice fee. For us self-publishing guys, there has got to be a better 'cheaper' way. What software to use, pictures, design templates, fonts for descriptions, lengths,where to post them, etc. What are some of your best ideas to get started out there. Maybe we should put a section of favorite trailers up for peopl to get ideas and make comments. Just a thought.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated by all.
I would like to add several to my website for fans to check out and share with their friends.
It will be nice if authors who have success with book trailer share with other authors. Thanks.
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Book trailers can sell books. They might not sell thousands of books or even hundreds. However, what if you created a book trailer for...let's say $8? You post on YouTube and blast it on social media sites and as a result you sell 20 Books on Amazon.com. Now let's say that on average you make a $5 net profit from your Amazon sells. That's $100. You spent $8. The trick, I have found is to keep your cost low. A book trailer doesn't have to be an expensive venture. I created this one ( http://youtu.be/8ZuWqlo3bac ) on Animoto.com for, well...$8. I have just started putting it out there, but I have sold books using this method. As long as I make more than $8...I'm good.
Just a thought. Don't mind if you "borrow it".
Here is my first one.
This is a great article.
Here's one that I've created. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_eD7WSdF6c
I use Pinnacle Studio to edit my videos. You can get some pretty cool royalty-free clips online at videoblocks.com and some free images at freedigitalphotos.net. There is a membership for videoblocks but you get a free 7 day trial where you get to download up to 20 free clips per day.
Hope that helps :)
Here are 2 book trailers that I've done for myself and others:
My day job is actually working for a video trailer company, these two are not from that job but just a couple I made in my spare time for myself and a friend.