How to Create a Book Trailer

I’m launching Bailey Beats the Blah book Trailer to the world!!

If you think …Creating your own book trailer is TOO Hard! Think again! If I can do it… anybody can!

A book trailer can be: acted out, in full production, flash video or animations.  Or like mine, created using photos set to audio narration, sound effects, visual effects, transitions and music.

Today I launch Bailey Beats the Blah picture book trailer to the world. I created my own book trailer to help kids who suffer from anxiety and depression.

To empower kids with coping skills to fight sad days and worry thoughts, building self-esteem.

Check out Bailey Beats the BLAH book trailer …

Did it convey a positive message to kids and families? Please LEAVE a comment on  You-Tube 

Book trailers are the fastest growing, powerful trend in promoting books via the Internet. AND the cheapest, easiest way to reach your target audience and generate sales via video-sharing sites, websites, blogs, social networking sites and book related sites.

#7 Sizzling Secrets to Create a Book Trailer

1.    Watch book trailers on You Tube to learn different trailer styles and techniques, concentrating on your genre and theme … How much do you want to spend?

2.    Decide on what software you will use to create your book trailer…Windows Movie Maker, DVD Slideshows GUI, PhotoStory, Stupeflix, PhotoShow or Adobe Premier Elements #12 like me. Read the instructions,  play with it, practice it … Now you’re ready to start!

3.     Write the script of your book trailer, creating the MOST intriguing  message you can.

4.    Decide on what images you’ll  Download from royalty free stock images: Try Dreamstime, Fotolia, Microsoft OfficePhotobucket, ,Clker, Morgue File, Shutterstockm and Wikimedia Commons …  Save them to your pictures folder on your Hard Drive.

5.    Add visual effects and page transitions you want to use from the movie maker program

6.    Add music and sound…Make sure the music you choose is not copyrighted. Check out: Soundsnap, Find Sounds, Partners in Rhyme, Brainy Betty, Open Music Archive, Opsound, ccMixter, Neo Sounds …Save these to your music folder.

7.    Promote to wide range of distribution channels. Upload on your own website,  blog, video sharing sites, social networking sites, and even in your email signature … Set a goal to submit your trailer to at least one distribution outlet a day: YouTube, Daily Motion, Revver, Veoh, MySpaceTV, Godtube, MetaCafe, Yahoo Video, Google Video Book Trailers, Digg, AuthorsDen, TubeMogul … Don’t forget to add the link where readers can buy your book . Add VIP tags.

Congratulations in following the above steps to create your own book trailer.
You now have a toolbox to create your own, saving yourself anywhere from $200 to thousands of dollars.

Did Bailey Beats the Blah transmit a positive message of hope to KIDS ?

Do you want to read MORE of Bailey Beats the Blah?

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8 comments to How to Create a Book Trailer

  • Karen, I loved the book trailer but the grandmother in me did a slight sigh that it wasn’t a child’s voice reading it. I’m certainly no expert, but I think that would pop the interest tenfold.

  • Karen, thank you so much for all the information you give on making a book trailer! You have no idea how much I appreciate all of your tips. We are developing a new website for our children’s book and I have been wondering how we could go about making a trailer or YouTube. Your book is cute!

  • Hi Peggy, Thanks so much for checking out Bailey Beats the Blah.
    Thanks Peggy, for your feedback I will definitely keep that in mind.
    FYI *Bailey Beats the Blah is NOW on SALE for $1.99c FOR LIMITED TIME ONLY
    ★★★★★ Reviews mental Health CEO & psychologists!!
    A picture book for EVERY child.
    Bailey boosts KIDS coping skills to deal with CHANGE, Sad days and Worry thoughts.
    #Kindle #countdowndeal
    Karen 🙂

  • Hi Sandi,
    Thanks so much … I’m thrilled I’m able to help you.
    Thanks for the lovely things you said about Bailey Beats the Blah.

    FYI *Bailey Beats the Blah is NOW on SALE for $1.99c FOR LIMITED TIME ONLY
    ★★★★★ Reviews mental Health CEO & psychologists!!
    A picture book for EVERY child.
    Bailey boosts KIDS coping skills to deal with CHANGE, Sad days and Worry thoughts.
    Karen 🙂

  • Karen,
    Congratulations on a well written and timely piece. Every new writer should tap into this. And we old timers can appreciate the specific suggestions for background music, etc.

  • Cassandra Martin

    Thanks so much for the great idea. Because my nonfiction is dense material I think doing a Book Trailer in this style would actually be an excellent idea. It takes me back to when I was a kid and loved comics. Cosmic comics, in the case of my nonfiction. Thanks, Karen. I appreciate you sharing.

  • Hi Cassandra,
    So glad my Book trailer tips were useful … good luck in making yours… Karen 🙂

  • Hi Norman,
    So glad my Book trailer tips were useful … Thanks so much for the recommendation… Karen 🙂

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