The Basics of the Book Trailer


Here’s a great post by a fellow author, Stephanie Stamm. I think you’ll be interested to hear her observations on Book Trailers!

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Steph_2 copy (2)This post by Stephanie Stamm.

When I first heard about video trailers for books, I thought the concept sounded odd. We’re talking books, right? Words on a page. Why advertize a book with a movie? But the more I thought about it, the more sense it made. Then I watched a few—and I was sold. We all love movies, and video trailers offer a great way to use images and music to create teasers for our books. Plus, they’re a lot of fun to make, giving us authors yet another way to exercise our creativity.

Check out this Halloween appropriate example, the trailer for Ransom Riggs’ Hollow City, the sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Kind of creepy, huh? Makes me want to read the book.

Software like iMovie (iPad), Windows Movie Maker (PC), Microsoft Photo Story or applications like Animoto make it easy to create your own…

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Author of Fearless Fiction, L.Leander is an author, freelancer and songwriter. She says she credits her love of singing to her father, and her artistic talents to her mother, who was a painter. Both loved to read and write poems and short stories. "Nothing makes me as happy as curling up with a good book, or my guitar," Ms. Leander says. INZARED, QUEEN OF THE ELEPHANT RIDERS is the author's first novel. She is currently working on the sequel and a non-fiction series.

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