Making a Video Trailer with Windows Movie Maker

books-moviesIf you have not already made a video book trailer because you thought it would take an expert, don’t worry. YOU can do this. If you follow the steps below, in less than thirty minutes, you can have a good start on a very basic video trailer for one of your books.

Not sure what a book trailer video is? Or not sure you need one? If you are still trying to get noticed as an author, a video trailer can help. People like movement, color, and sound. A video trailer accomplishes all these things in a very short amount of time while displaying your book’s information. Every opportunity counts – read Lynne Cantwell’s post on Effective Frequency to see why.

The following will guide you in creating a book trailer in less than thirty minutes. In my next post, we will add music to what we created, and upload it to the world. Continue reading “Making a Video Trailer with Windows Movie Maker”

Video Trailer: Extreme Measures

Extreme Measures
 by Rachel Carrington

When her brother killed her parents, Erin’s life changed, and her marriage disintegrated. Her husband, Matt, an FBI agent, had done his duty and arrested Stuart, but she’d been too caught up in her own grief to allow him to help her move through the pain.

Now Matt is back but not to attempt reconciliation. Stuart has escaped prison and wants Erin dead. Matt will protect her whatever it takes, but Stuart is a desperate man and won’t be stopped easily.

Matt and Erin battle to stay alive while trying to put the pieces of their destroyed lives back together.

Extreme Measures, the romantic thriller, is available through Amazon.com, Amazon UK, and Barnes and Noble.

Don’t forget, you can cast your vote for trailer of the month on March 30, 2013 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.


Video Trailer: Canvas Skies

Canvas Skies
 by S.L. Wallace

The Terenian government has worked hard to divide the haves from the have-nots. Guy Bensen, Elite bachelor of the year, wants what’s best for the realm. Thief/hired killer, Keira Maddock, wants the same. Together, they will become the leaders they never wanted to be.

Fleeing a dark past, Keira’s sister, April, has left her baby in the realm across the sea and has returned to Terene. With the arrival of two very different men, her life becomes complicated. In order to be safe, April must hide her identity, but in order to live, she must open her heart.

Canvas Skies, the dystopian political thriller, is available through Amazon.com and Amazon UK. 

Don’t forget, you can cast your vote for trailer of the month on February 23, 2013 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.


Video Trailer: Grave Is the Day

In October of 1957, more than Sputnik fell to Earth… Set against the back drop of the Space Race and the Cold War, both the United States and the Soviet Union have a new issue to deal with, aliens from outer space. Both the Braannoo and the Muurgu are at war with each other and Earth becomes the newest battleground in their struggle. Spanning time from the launch of Sputnik to the near future, the interplay of historical events from a new light make you ask the question, could this all be true? The capture of aliens near small town USA unites three players from different quarters, Commander Kraanox of the Braannoo, First Lieutenant Wayne Bucknell as his captor and seven year old Justin Spencer, the first to make alien contact.

Grave Is the Day, the science fiction novel  by Michael Drakich, is available through Amazon.com and Amazon UK. 

Don’t forget, you can cast your vote for trailer of the month on January 26, 2013 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.