Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Book Trailer Ideas for your Children's Book, Ebook, Audio Book


Audio book of Good Morning Sally is here:  *******
If you are reading this on Feb. 27, 28, or March 1st, 2013, be sure to take advantage of the free ebook days for the two titles below.  Please leave favourable review if you enjoyed the titles.
book for baby is here: 

child and advanced reader is here: 


This post is about different ways you can craft [or have someone] your book trailer for your Children's book titles.

If you have a series, you may want to create one video that lists the titles in your series, along with a book cover image for each one, displayed in your video.  Mention the most appropriate age group for your book series, in the beginning of the video.  Include illustrations as well.  

Then, create a book trailer for each book in the series, displaying the book cover image at beginning and end of your video.  Always mention author name, and where it is available for purchase.  Include the formats that are available, all formats you intend to create and offer.  At the end of each of these, display an image of all covers together in one image and place the name of the series at the top of that image.

If you haven't produced [or hired someone to do so] a song for your series or for each book in your series, you may want to go with a royalty free 'instrumental' children's-type song instead of a lyrical one.    For book trailers that I have produced [for Authors of children's books] one usually wants viewers to focus on the book's contents, and how it can benefit their children, rather than cause the viewer to become sidetracked by lyrics that don't necessarily match the content of the book!

In this book trailer, for Good Morning Sally, The Dumbo Octopus Book I hired a musician/singer/producer to create a short song directed towards the main character, as if being sung by her parents, and used bits and pieces of illustrations to create curiosity:

So a new book trailer could display the lyrics to the song [above], yet another video providing 24 / 7 access to my book listing.

I searched and found the perfect song on youtube to include in the book as well, and asked permission to use it in a book trailer for the same title.  In this style, I included the lyrics, and video clips of underwater creatures, rather than focus on the book's illustrations, because I wanted viewers to sing along with and pay attention to the lyrics themselves:

This video features the Dumbo song by Katie Woznicki.

In the book trailer below, I  wanted viewers to get excited about the book, based on the illustrations alone.  So for this one, I wanted to evoke feelings of a cozy and cuddly nature; so they would feel as if the book is perfect to read at bedtime, or a quiet story time period.  I wanted to convey 'no drama' in this book, just 'love'.  So I chose a song based on those feelings:

So do you believe I did a good job in conveying what I wanted to for each video?

Here are a few more children's book trailers I produced, feel free to visit and purchase the authors' creations!

Source: via petra on Pinterest

Source: via petra on Pinterest

If you would like my help creating your next promotional or book trailer, feel free to contact me...


Petra Ortiz 

Good Morning (Sally's Song) 
by Derek "D'Shawn" Eatmon 


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  2. some great places to get music for your videos:

    check if attribution is required and what the procedure is for each track!


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