Book trailers?

So I’m looking at ways to promote The Last Alive. Book trailers came up.

I have no idea what to do for them. I’ve been doing my Google searching and yeah…holy headache central!

Has anyone done a book trailer? Hired someone to do it for you? What was your experience with them? Enjoyed it? Did it help you?

I found one site that charges $650. SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS! And that was the basic package. HOLY SHITBALLS, BATMAN!

So throw out your opinions folks!!!! I need help deciding what to do!

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2 responses to “Book trailers?

  1. Book trailers are fun and I’ve done one for all of my full length works. But I’ve never spent a single penny on them (can’t afford it) so I make them all myself. In the beginning, my teens helped me figure out how to do it but I do most of them alone these days. I just use Windows Live Movie Maker, a program I already had on my computer to do it. I always put them up on You Tube and then share them around wherever I can. Like any promotion, it’s hard to say how much impact they’ve had on sales but this summer, two of my book trailers, the one for Guy’s Angel and just this week the one for Pink Neon were recommended by Robin Covington in her weekly feature on USA Today.com. THAT seemed to have an impact, at least in how many views the book trailers gained and hopefully in sales. If you want, email me and I’ll share some more pointers on how to put a book trailer together and the do’s and don’ts!!

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