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Book Trailers with Power Point

My friend and fellow author Leigh Barbour has written a great article on how she made her book trailer using Power Point:

Now, when you’re satisfied with the way your trailer looks and sounds in PowerPoint slide show, most of the work is done. At this point you need to convert the .ppt format (PowerPoint) to video format.

I use a tool called PowerVideoMaker…. It has a free version that you can use or you can purchase it.

Read the article!

Book Trailers for the Faint of Heart

I must admit that I’ve been putting off doing a book trailer. Why? Looking at all those darn instructions makes my head spin. So here are a few samples I’ve made from web-based software programs (all free, of course, because I’m totally cheap) and my comments on their usability:

One True Media
The website sure is pretty, but the quality of the final product kind of sucks. Check it out:

Slideroll
If you’ve never used a clip editing program before, there’s a bit of a learning curve. The help files are a little cryptic too, but the end product is worth the hassle:


Make a Free Flash Slideshow

More to come as I play around with slideshow editors…

If you’re completely at a loss, don’t forget to check out paid book trailer makers. Here’s a partial list:

Allie Boniface – $75 for the complete book trailer package, email Allie for details
Preview The Book

And here are some places where you can show your book trailer:

Preview The Book
Watch The Book

As always, please leave suggestions for other book trailer stuff in the comments.

Trailers With XP

Kevin Lucia has written up a detailed article on how to do a book trailer using free software you already have if you’re running Windows XP.

He’s managed to simplify, even for those of us who don’t really “do” multimedia. Check out the article.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Making Book Trailers

Author Michelle Pillow wrote a great 3-part series on making book trailers. Check it out:

Book Videos (AKA Book Trailers) have been sweeping across the internet. For those of you just starting out with this new medium of marketing, it can be a little daunting as to where to start. The good news is there are a couple free basic programs out there to make the transition from author to movie maker easier.

To read the rest of the article, go to Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.