Book trailers are a form of advertising for a book. Produced by publishers, and sometimes authors themselves, they are tools to create interest in a book. Their popularity has exploded, and many have gone viral, becoming a vital part of many publishers’ marketing strategies.
Book trailers can vary tremendously in how they are produced. Some are fully scripted mini-movies, and others are simply uploaded PowerPoint presentations. The one thing they all share in common is a desire to introduce the book, and convert viewers of the trailer into readers of the book. This will be your job.
Where to Find Book Trailers
Websites for Free Images, Music and Video
You may use animoto’s images and video or upload your own images and video. Be very careful about copyrighted images, music, and video that is pulled from the Internet. Most of what exists in a Google image search, on Youtube, or on Hulu, etc. is copyrighted material and should not be used without permission.
You may use images, music, and video from the following sites: