Saturday, January 23, 2016

Great tips for a professional looking book trailer

Great tips for a professional looking book trailer**

Watching a book trailer that only shows still images or text on the slides can be boring and it may not capture the attention of your audience. Enhance the quality and viewership of your book trailer by incorporating high quality footage and video clips, and make your video more enticing, vivid and full of movement!

In this example, an ANIMATED VIDEO BACKGROUND and various VIDEO FOOTAGE clips, along with an energetic and exciting music track and a professional voice over are utilized:

As I mentioned, using just images may be a bit boring however some viewers would rather NOT hear someone speaking during the video--so I recommend always that you make several book trailers per book title.  I also recommend that you publish your book in ebook, paperback and audio book [if appropriate].

Here is an example of using images only [in this instance, powerpoint slides], an easy-listening music track, and text/captions:

Five Stars By John E. Arnold on October 3, 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
"Beautiful beginners book. Great non-intimidating book to display in beginners class..."

For Book Info Click Here

Using the right tools such as a great soundtrack and video clips, and avoiding copyright infringements will make your book trailer look great and win your audience, which will reflect in more book sales.

For more tips, see my new book Bodacious Book Trailers, based on my course which offers great tips on how to create a professional looking book trailer.  You will learn the importance of finding high quality footage to enhance your visuals when you use it inside a high quality video platform.  I discuss various ways that you can source video footage for your own videos.  And I've included music, footage and templates for you to incorporate into your own videos, inside the course itself.

**The term "Book Trailer" is a U.S. registered trademark to Sheila Clover English of Circle of Seven Productions. Used with permission. 

Petra Ortiz