When was the last time you had fun doing book promotion? I know; not my favorite thing, either. However, that was before I discovered Lumen5.com.
Lumen5.com is a site where you can make a short book trailer video—for free. And it’s tons of fun. Ever since I found it, I’ve been having a ball making up videos for all my books. Well, not all: after all I do have 32 current titles out there. But I’ve been doing quite a few. Here’s a quick tutorial. Continue reading “Make Free Book Trailers with Lumen5”
Yes, 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”
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!
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”
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”