tip top book trailer services

The book trailer can pique interest and introduce your story.

I always like teaser trailers because they don’t give too much away, you know? They give just a flavor of what the thing is.

–Oscar Isaac

A book trailer can be a handy little advertising tool.

It should be short, stimulating, and give just enough away to intrigue a reader.

There are full-blown movie-type book trailers which cost from $5000 on up. I don’t make those.

Mine utilize slides with music in the background.

I’ve seen some with authors talking about their book; for me, those draw attention to the creator of the story rather than to the story itself.

I keep trailers very short (under 30 seconds) and very focused.

If you’re interested, they are also very inexpensive.

I also do a premium trailer that lasts around three minutes and I compose the music. That costs more, but you can see one result here.

You can post it on YouTube, Facebook and other places.

See an example below.

  • It’s an advertising tool, like your cover
  • It’s a video that promotes a book, author, or series of books
  • It should make the reader ask a question
  • It should give them a window into the story
  • It should not give away the story
  • It should intrigue the watcher
  • Word choice is important
  • It should get them to click a link to where the book is sold
  • Be clear on your audience
  • Think about what you want to say
  • Come up with some one-liners for the script
  • Source some pictures at Unsplash.com
  • I have some royalty free music; source some you like too
  • Don’t try to say too much; less is more
  • This will be short with text only lasting about four seconds
  • Keep ideas short and punchy
  • Try to source photos that will work together well
  • Add filters to photos to help them blend
  • I can do all this too, this is just if you like to have input
  • Think about a great way to begin and end it
  • You must be satisfied; I will re-do it until you are
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