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Post Your Book Trailer **UPDATE: Webpage LIVE, add your video**
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 3:18 PM
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I know book trailers aren't the best marketing tool - but I can't resist.

I made one for my first McIntyre book, and was thinking of doing one for the next McIntyre book, that will come out this summer.

Before I start on the second trailer, I really wanted to see your trailers - so I can steal ideas!

thanks, Bobbi

This is my first one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5-u0LKbPUg&feature=g-upl

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[b]********UPDATE JULY 26, 2012***********[/b]

Okay – the Book Video webpage is live. You can view it at:

http://www.robeth.com/Book-Videos.htm

To add your book video send the link, name of the author and genre to bookvideo@robeth.com

It is nothing fancy – and I don’t promise this will be some awesome marketing idea. I just thought it would be nice to have a place where we could share links to book trailers.

If I forgot someone, or you need to make a correction, or add an author’s name or genre, please send that information to the above email address.

I tried to keep the page basically non-self promotional, free of advertising links or overt shout outs for my own books, in hopes that others might share the link to the page – thus helping all the Indies get exposure to their trailers.

Any suggestions on the webpage, you can also send that to the above email address.

Thanks!

Bobbi

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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 3:46 PM   in response to: robethpublishin... in response to: robethpublishin...
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I spent a bit of time making one yesterday with iMovie and ended up using one of their templates. Usually templates are rubbish, but this one was quite good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPYD7_4jX0Y&feature=plcp
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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 3:51 PM   in response to: jrcsalter in response to: jrcsalter
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Very nice. I like it.

Bobbi
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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 3:53 PM   in response to: robethpublishin... in response to: robethpublishin...
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I am impressed by both yours and the other poster's trailers. I don't think I could ever pull one off. Bravo!
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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 3:57 PM   in response to: writeranne in response to: writeranne
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Thanks. It was fun. Sadly my laptop and desktop are both elderly and have issues - and I am afraid I may need to upgrade before I tackle another movie.

I'm impressed with imovie. Now...if I only had an ipad!

Bobbi
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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 4:03 PM   in response to: robethpublishin... in response to: robethpublishin...
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Very nice. I like it.

Bobbi


Ta.

I like it too. The only problem was the music. I wasn't certain whether I could use anything, so I kept with the template score, which I'm (fairly) certain is royalty free.
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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 4:07 PM   in response to: jrcsalter in response to: jrcsalter
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I purchased mine at a stock music site, the same with the images.

It took a while finding the one that I felt fit the story.

The next one is not just a romance, but a murder mystery, so I will be looking for something very different.

Did you create yours on an iPad or on an apple computer?

The only thing I might suggest, have you considered adding your book cover to after the last frame?

Bobbi
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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 4:15 PM   in response to: robethpublishin... in response to: robethpublishin...
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I purchased mine at a stock music site, the same with
the images.

It took a while finding the one that I felt fit the
story.

The next one is not just a romance, but a murder
mystery, so I will be looking for something very
different.

Did you create yours on an iPad or on an apple
computer?

The only thing I might suggest, have you considered
adding your book cover to after the last frame?

Bobbi


On the computer. Can't do anything without a mouse.

The cover is throughout the trailer, but yeah, I probably should have put it in there in full.

Hey, perhaps I can consider this the teaser trailer and have a proper trailer out with more info.
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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 4:22 PM   in response to: jrcsalter in response to: jrcsalter
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I thought it worked. I didn't realize the artwork shown in the video came from the cover. I if you added a picture of the book cover on the last frame, I think it would pull it all together really nicely.

Bobbi
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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 4:47 PM   in response to: jrcsalter in response to: jrcsalter
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Hey guys, if you are interested on how to create a cheap book trailer, well an friend of mine made one. I interviews her and she gave me her 3 steps on how she created hers, if you want to take a look go ahead!
http://bookmark-reviews.blogspot.ca/2012/06/litas-3-steps-to-making-terrific-budget.html
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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 4:51 PM   in response to: robethpublishin... in response to: robethpublishin...
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Here's the trailer for Day Soldiers.

I can't take credit for it, though. Some local guys made for me, just to help me out (because they liked the book). They just took my first scene and turned it into a trailer. Worked wonderfully, I think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GcgLSHqzpc&feature=youtu.be
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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 5:00 PM   in response to: daysoldier in response to: daysoldier
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Here's the trailer for Day Soldiers.

I can't take credit for it, though. Some local guys
made for me, just to help me out (because they liked
the book). They just took my first scene and turned
it into a trailer. Worked wonderfully, I think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GcgLSHqzpc&feature=you
tu.be


Loved that! I hope you don't mind if I consider buying the book after seeing that.
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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 5:04 PM   in response to: jrcsalter in response to: jrcsalter
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Thanks!

On a side note, the epic beard on that actor is real. :)
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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 5:06 PM   in response to: daysoldier in response to: daysoldier
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Also, I gotta say that trailer alone was scarier than most modern horrors.
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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 6:20 PM   in response to: daysoldier in response to: daysoldier
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Okay, fess up....it is you.
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