Resource: Video Trailers

Video trailers are a fun, different, and visual way to get the word out about your book. Each week, Indies Unlimited runs one video trailer, and at the end of the month we hold a Trailer of the Month contest. There are varied opinions as to whether video trailers help book sales: some saying it’s a waste of time, others swearing by them. Whichever camp you’re in, you cannot deny the power of Google search, and since YouTube is owned by Google, videos tend to come up at the top of their results.

Below we’ve included links to articles which will help you design, create, and distribute your own video trailer. Have fun!

DESIGN

What Is a Book Video Trailer?
Video Trailer Nuts and Bolts

CREATE

Create a Book Trailer Using Microsoft Office’s PowerPoint
How to Make a Book Trailer in iMovie
Making Book Trailers with YouTube’s Video Editor
Using Animoto to Make a Thirty Second Book Trailer

Making a Video Trailer with Windows Movie Maker
Video Trailers: So Many Options (Platforms)
Making Video Trailers on Xtranormal.com

MUSIC AND IMAGES

Royalty-free Images and Music
More Free Music and Photos
Licensing Music for Book Trailers
6 Places to Find Public Domain Images
Melinda Clayton’s Free Graphics Resources for Authors

DISTRIBUTE

How to Add a Clickable Link Inside Your Book Trailer
Adding Live Links to Your Video’s Description

Building Your Video Empire

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