The Book Trailer Manual (http://www.booktrailermanual.com) gives you an in-depth look at what’s being done now, along with tips on creating your own Word-of-Mouth trailer.
By using The Book Trailer Manual you'll learn:
• Everything from idea to viral.
• 3 Book Trailer Aesthetics
• 8 specific ideas on content
• 10 options for images and sound
• 75 sites to submit to
• Specifics on technical details
• Recommendations for hardware and software
HOW TO CREATE YOUR MULTI-MEDIA ELEVATOR PITCH
Everything in The Book Trailer Manual is based on the most recent research available. You’ll learn more than just who is watching online videos. We combine conventional wisdom with research to give you answers to these questions:
• What should you put in your trailer?
• What is the shelf life of a trailer?
• What is the best distribution strategy to get the most viewers?
THE IDEA: With 14 specific ideas for content and 10 ways to approach images and sound, you’ll be able to create compelling content. Need help or inspiration? The Book Trailer Manual Playlists on YouTube.com lead you through book trailers that illustrate your options.
3 CASE STUDIES provide further examples of how authors successfully initiate book trailers or how they work with a publisher to make sure the trailer gets the most viewers.
10 BEGINNER'S MISTAKES TO AVOID. Explains how to avoid common mistakes mistakes.
The complete process is laid out clearly:
• creating an idea
• writing a script
• setting up the skeleton of the book trailer video
• filling it in with sound and image
• revising it
• optimizing it so search engines can find it
• distributing it
Software/Hardware. You’ll learn what to look for when you consider software and hardware.
Images and Sounds. You’ll learn where and how to purchase stock photos, video or sounds.
TIPS ON CREATING YOUR FIRST BOOK TRAILER. Simple suggestions, simple software for your first book trailer.
DARCY PATTISON, (darcypattison.com) author of both picture books and novels, has been published in eight languages. Her books include:
19 Girls and Me (Philomel,)
Searching for Oliver K. Woodman(Harcourt)
The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman (Harcourt)
The Scary Slope(graphic novel from Stone Arch).
Her books have been recognized for excellence by **starred reviews in Kirkus and BCCB, Child magazine Best Books of the Year 2003, Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Books of the Year 2003, and various state award reading lists.
Current books include
Desert Baths (August, 2012)
11 Ways to Ruin a Photograph (11ways.darcypattison.com)
Wisdom, the Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and other Disasters for over 60 Years (wisdom.darcypattison.com).