One thing I've done in support of marketing my books is to put together a book trailer. It's not a new concept and plenty of authors are doing it. With a little bit of imagination, and some patience, book trailers can come out looking pretty good.
Of course, You Tube is the best avenue for uploading and promoting your book trailers, but Facebook, Amazon and Goodreads all offer a similar facility for uploading video trailers.
Here are three trailers I've put together for my three books so far.
One of the best pieces of advice I've received in creating book trailers is that no trailer should be more than roughly a minute long. Attention spans for an unknown or obscure quantity are only good for about a minute, after which, you can be guaranteed they'll switch off.
I think I've broken that minute rule with every one of these trailers. Did you last? Let me know in the comments.
2016 International Teaser Trailer for "The Recipient" by Dean Mayes.
2012 International Teaser trailer for "Gifts of The Peramangk" by Dean Mayes.
2010 International Teaser Trailer for "The Hambledown Dream" by Dean Mayes.
Good effort, Dean. I just bought the kindle edition of THD just now on Amazon. Looking forward to reading it, buddy. Cheers. xReplyDelete
You are so cool! Thanks Jen! I feel as though I've come a long way as a writer since The Hambledown Dream. It's still a story I hold with great affection.Delete