How to Add a Clickable Link to Your Book Trailer

YouTube_FINALSo, you have a trailer for your book on YouTube. Wouldn’t it be nice if viewers could click on the video screen and be taken to a page with more information on your book? Well, they can. And you can make it happen with the YouTube Video Manager (you need to be logged in for that link to work). All you need is a video on your YouTube channel (it doesn’t have to have been created in the YouTube editor, just be uploaded to your channel).

While it’s great to be able to add a link, the ability comes with restrictions. Continue reading “How to Add a Clickable Link to Your Book Trailer”

Create a Book Trailer Using Microsoft Office’s PowerPoint

Movie Clapper BoardYes, some authors are still making video trailers – it’s just one more way to get word out about your books (*ahem* you know it’s all about effective frequency). Here at Indies Unlimited, we’ve got an entire resource page dedicated to trailers. We even have a video trailer-fest from time-to-time. So yes, the video trailer is still going strong. Yet – one of the most overlooked tools for making a book trailer is Microsoft Office: PowerPoint. Stick with me, and I’ll show you how easy it is. Continue reading “Create a Book Trailer Using Microsoft Office’s PowerPoint”

How to Make a Book Trailer in iMovie Part Two

Author Candace WilliamsGuest Post
by Candace Williams

In our last installment, we went through the steps needed to prepare for making a book trailer with iMovie. Now for the fun part – actually making your very own fabulous book trailer!
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 3. Make Your Book Trailer

If you followed the steps in the first installment, all your pictures and music should be available (top) for you to click and drag to the timeline (below). Continue reading “How to Make a Book Trailer in iMovie Part Two”

How to Make a Book Trailer in iMovie Part One

Author Candace WilliamsGuest Post
by Candace Williams

RJ Crayton’s inspiring article, Authors Can Make Book Trailers With YouTube’s Free Editor, came along just when I was starting to make a book trailer in iMovie. IU asked me if I’d write an article about it for all of us Mac users. Of course! This will be in two parts. Don’t worry about the volume of information. I’ve broken the whole process down to just four basic steps to guide you. In this post, I will concentrate on the preparations, and in part two, the actual creation of the book trailer.

Before we get into iMovie itself, there are a few things you should do to make the process easier. Continue reading “How to Make a Book Trailer in iMovie Part One”