With the launch of Deadly Chaos pending I decided to look into how to create a book trailer. I found a fantastic post on Nathan Bransford’s site. Here’s a link to it. http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2010/01/guest-blog-week-how-to-make-book.html
I have Windows Movie Maker on my computer so I decided to give it a go.
Full disclosure…I suck at anything related to graphics, graphic design, and so on. It’s totally not my cup of tea.
However, like anything I went into it with a positive attitude and to be honest, I had fun. It took me four hours to create but I’m pretty happy with it and I know what I need to learn for the next book’s trailer.
But here’s the question…
Do You Really Need a Book Trailer?
You probably don’t need a trailer if:
- You have a huge mailing list
- You don’t care if you sell a book or not
- You have many successfully published books already
However, with so much online competition why not create a book trailer? It can only help you market your book and if that four hours motivates a few sales then it’s time well spent.
Besides, it was fun – really!
Here it is if you want to take a look: