Source: Malicious Book Trailer Video
I wanted to make a blog concerning the art of making a book trailer video. So here it is!
I’ve seen book trailers made for so many of my favorite series, and that’s when the thought hit me: why can’t I make a video for my Morning Star Institute series? With a little help from Sweet Hell Designs, (my favorite graphic designer), Malicious book trailer was born.
Making a book trailer wasn’t as easy as I personally thought it appeared to be. First you need to buy the rights for the images you wish to use during your video. Next, you need to know how to distort, crop, and size every image accordingly, not to mention adding those fantastical elements which really make the video pop…fiery Hell-hounds any one?
Next, you need to choose the music you’d like to have playing in the back ground, if you’re not doing a voice-over. Choosing the music was definitely my favorite part of the process! We used a Fall Out Boy cover fitting to the pace I wanted the video to play. After you have gathered all of the above essentials, putting it together in slides, matching the time frame needed for the video, as the icing on the book-trailer-cake.
Now it is time to stick a fork in it, you’re done!
(Sorry for all the cake references. The New Years Resolution to eat healthy is fighting back with a vengeance)
Here is the Malicious book trailer video, just click the link below, and enjoy! Also, if you’d like to follow my blog, simply look over to the right of your screen, and choose to follow my book blog. Thanks guys, I have the best group of readers. No, really, I do!
Please stay turned for the Shameless book trailer, the second installment in the Morning Star Institute series.
Every writer has a secret Muse to help get into their book’s mindset…often enough it’s through the PLAYLIST. I know that for me, tuning into my favorites (based on the particular …
Every writer has a secret Muse to help get into their book’s mindset…often enough it’s through the PLAYLIST. I know that for me, tuning into my favorites (based on the particular tone of the novel I’m working on at the time), helps drown out my minds distractions, allowing me to think only of the characters and story before me. Here are some of my favorites when working through the latest installment of the Morning Star Institute series, Ruthless:
Now you’ve heard my playlist! Please feel free to follow my blog by clicking over to the right, on the follow button. Also, leave your comments if you have something you’d like to say. HAPPY LISTENING GUYS!
Source: Author Resolutions to Keep
Be consistent. Never stop researching, reading, and writing.
Build your brand by blogging several times a month, posting on social media accounts, and being yourself.
Take advantage of home pages for authors, such as Amazons Author pages. Upload your bio, picture, and books sold on Amazon.
Watch YouTube videos from other successful authors telling their story. Hey if it works for them, it could work for you.
Find, and invest in reviewers. Your mega fans are your greatest asset. Don’t take them for granted. Be real, and kind to these fans. They will be the ones to drive your book-baby.
Find a merry group of readers you can trust to read, and write honest reviews for top book-selling sites. Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble…even their own blogs and websites. Offer incentive by way of posters, free books, bookmarks or a mention on your Author website. A little gratitude goes a long way.