The fabulous Emily Casey has stopped by with an extremely helpful post on creating a book trailer, as part of her author blog tour!
Emily is the author of The Fairy Tale Trap, a young adult novel about Ivy Thorn, a smart and resourceful teen who must extricate herself from the fractured fairy tale in which she finds herself trapped.
Emily has also graciously offered to give away a ebook edition of her novel, downloadable via Smashwords. Check out her fabulous book trailer and the first couple of sample chapters on her website, then come back and enter the draw! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog before February 3rd (limit of one general comment per day). Additional entries can be added by subscribing to Emily’s or my twitter feeds, liking our FB pages, and posting or tweeting about the giveaway. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of the above. I’ll run it through a random number generator to select a winner.
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Hey, Kat! Thanks for letting me come on your blog. Today’s post is about how to make a book trailer for $0. Because if I can do it, so can anyone.
Being an independent self-publisher is hard work. It’s even harder to do it for cheap. A lot of authors try to cut costs where they can, and a lot don’t even consider making a book trailer. I think this is a mistake. A book trailer lets you show readers how great your book is in 90 seconds. Plus, it’s fun to make.
Now, I have zero experience making videos. There are a million ways to make a book trailer (Macs have similar, if not better, movie-making software), but here’s how I did mine. Continue reading »