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Hello,

Can I get some guidance on how to make a book trailer please?

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Nidhi
#1 - July 07, 2017, 06:59 PM
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I think book trailers need to be really high quality to succeed. I've seen so many poorly made ones that would actually put me off reading the book.

But if you really must...

The two main things I would recommend:

1. Make sure it's 30 seconds or under. Nothing worse than sitting through 2 minutes or more of what is basically a bad powerpoint presentation.

2. Concentrate on the words used in your trailer not on the "effect" of how they appear on screen.
#2 - July 14, 2017, 10:15 AM
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Thanks, frequency.
#3 - July 14, 2017, 04:28 PM
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I love it when I ignore my own advice (above) !!!

I've just completed a trailer for a new graphic novel by Eoin Colfer and you can see it here:

https://www.illegal.vote/

Definitely did not stay within 30 seconds as I advised, it simply wouldn't have worked, And also I didn't focus on the words at all, just the images. But in my defence it is a graphic novel - with an international audience so I want it to work irrespective of language.

I think I did well with the music choice though so I'm going to give myself points for that!
#4 - November 07, 2017, 11:43 PM
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Look at trailers out there on the web and pull as many good ideas from them as possible. Then decide which two or three of those ideas will work for your book. Keep it simple, keep it short, keep it interesting. Leave people wanting to read the book to find out “what happens.”

#5 - November 08, 2017, 06:24 AM
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Liam, Loved the trailer and the haunting music. Nice job.    :goldstar
#6 - November 08, 2017, 07:02 PM

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