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taggie01
 27 Jan 2010, 01:53 #80809 Reply To Post
Am about to begin production of book trailers for the two titles that are out there. Has anyone else done a book trailer to upload on to Youtube? Would love your advcie/comments etc.
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altguy3
 27 Jan 2010, 07:31 #80811 Reply To Post
Quote: taggie01, Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 01:53
Am about to begin production of book trailers for the two titles that are out there. Has anyone else done a book trailer to upload on to Youtube? Would love your advcie/comments etc.


Not too sure I can offer any advice (or even "advcie" )... but my friend tried this. See his trailer at:

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpKxDZWJMqI

As you can see it didn't get that many views (only 725), this despite him already being an established writer... so I don't know how much it can help to promote your book to a wider audience. Still it's a useful tool with publishers etc.

Let us know how you get on with it - and remember to post the link on this site so we can all watch it!

Good luck with it.

G.
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www.africareich.com
sulcus
 27 Jan 2010, 07:50 #80812 Reply To Post
Am filming 5 readings/trailers next week. Have strong feelings that a sample of the book must appear in the trailer, even if there is no voice over.

I don't know about the comment above saying it's only had 725 views. Firstly if that generates 5% sales that's 36 which ain't too shabby, but there's no point doing a trailer unless you promote its existence through Twitter of Facebook and the like. When mine are up, I will plug a different one each day, several times a day.

I have to say my readings are not going to be facing camera droning on. I have an actress doing the voice over (since MC is female) and have storyboarded them to try and use the visual language of the YouTube generation (ie something hopefully to hook the viewer and keep them viewing). Don't make your trailer too long - attention spans and competing videos etc...

Good luck
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sulcus
 27 Jan 2010, 07:56 #80813 Reply To Post
Prue, viewed your friend's trailer - can't believe there is no shot of the cover. No advice of where to buy and how much. I think these are vital, otherwise people forget it's a book. This vid is no different to that of a film really, especially when describes itself as Silence of Lambs meets whatever other film it referenced. It looks great, but I have to say it wouldn't make me buy the book (admittedly not my genre).

I think the vid has to have the same relationship to the book, that a pop music video has to the single it's promoting: that is the video exists to sell the book, but has its own artistic integrity as a video, with it's own little story and centrality of image.

Hope this makes sense.
"A,B&E", "Not In My Name" and "52FF" (flash fiction anthology) all available on Amazon Kindle

"How a psychopath makes sweet love. I can get you ringside. Royal box even."
taggie01
 27 Jan 2010, 08:35 #80814 Reply To Post
Hi all, thanks for the comment. Sulcus, it wasn't my friend's booktrailer. I as yet don't know any YWO writer who has done one.
I agree with the need for cover images . . . vital I would say. But interestingly a lot on You tube don't.
I'm in the fortunate position of having a family member who owns a post-production company and so I have only to provide him with my images, music and text and he will edit according to the shot-list provided by my husband (former documentary journalist) and myself. We have decided on image, text and music only of about 1'30-1.40. No voice over as unless one has access to an actor/actress with superb powers of delivery (lucky you, Sulcus), it can fall as flat as a pancake.
Assuming the end product is okay . . . the tags are the all important thing aren't they? Just like wordpress, twitter etc. I agree that 700+ views is fabulous! I wouldn't say no . . . word spreads.
I'm going to detail the progression of the production process on my blog, beginning today, if anyone is interested and when the final product is up, I'll certainly put a link on YWO. Thanks everyone.
http://www.pruebatten.com/
taggie01
 27 Jan 2010, 08:39 #80815 Reply To Post
Are we looking at the same trailer, Sulcus, the Alex Scarrow one? That definitely had the bookcover on the end.
http://www.pruebatten.com/
sulcus
 27 Jan 2010, 09:26 #80821 Reply To Post
Quote: taggie01, Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 08:39
Are we looking at the same trailer, Sulcus, the Alex Scarrow one? That definitely had the bookcover on the end.


Yes the Scarrow one. I will look again tonight but screen just went black at the end.
"A,B&E", "Not In My Name" and "52FF" (flash fiction anthology) all available on Amazon Kindle

"How a psychopath makes sweet love. I can get you ringside. Royal box even."
taggie01
 28 Jan 2010, 08:35 #80857 Reply To Post
Having great fun doing this: see http://mesmered.wordpress.com
http://www.pruebatten.com/
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