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Picture Books (PB) / Re: book trailer
« Last post by Debbie Vilardi on November 04, 2021, 06:29 PM »
The main audience for a book trailer should be potential customers, like a short commercial. If the book is already published (self or otherwise), agents and editors won't be interested in that content.

This. Once you publish, it's published. Unless you sell over 5000 copies, no one in the industry will look at it. Why buy a product that failed and expect if to succeed for you? Remember, this is a business.
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Research / Re: Advice from the National Parks Service?
« Last post by Melody on November 04, 2021, 03:30 PM »
Yes, you may want to contact a park directly and see you can round up to help you.
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: book trailer
« Last post by Melody on November 04, 2021, 03:29 PM »
I got mine done for about $50. I can put you in touch with Opal if you like. She is here in the US.
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If the NM SCBWI does the Ed Publishing webinar series next year, you should look into it. Re: working for book packagers. :)
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: book trailer
« Last post by JulieM on November 04, 2021, 01:55 PM »
In case you are interested, a staffer at my publisher (in Australia) made a short and simple trailer for my book published this week. It is on their web site and in social media to promote the new release. https://www.publish.csiro.au/book/8009/
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: book trailer
« Last post by dinalapomy101 on November 04, 2021, 12:32 PM »
The main audience for a book trailer should be potential customers, like a short commercial. If the book is already published (self or otherwise), agents and editors won't be interested in that content.
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Picture Books (PB) / book trailer
« Last post by brian-hylbert on November 04, 2021, 09:34 AM »
hi, i'm considering investing in creating a short trailer for my debut, self-published picture book.  my question is: would this be
something that potential publishers, agents, and the like even care about?  how effective a tool for highlighting the actual work
itself have others found a short trailer to be?
i'm in touch with a talented videographer, but asking myself if it's a worthwhile investment.

cheers,

Tobias
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Research / Re: Advice from the National Parks Service?
« Last post by Ev on November 03, 2021, 11:54 AM »
Good advice from Debbie. The PR person at Mammoth Cave National Park was super helpful to me!
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Research / Re: Advice from the National Parks Service?
« Last post by Debbie Vilardi on November 02, 2021, 06:22 PM »
Look for a PR Department or Customer Experience Department. They can often point you in the right direction. You'll want a ranger with experience at the specific park you're referencing, so you might try that park's ranger station.
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Research / Re: Advice from the National Parks Service?
« Last post by JodyJS on November 02, 2021, 12:51 PM »
Hi Bob,

I'm not connected in the way you suggest, but I have had lots of experience cold-emailing folks from park services, universities, and departments of conservation about a variety of things book-related, and they've all been super helpful. You might try that, using their contact page, if you can't find a name.

Good luck!

Jody
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