No, I'm not going all "Doomsday" on you guys. Actually, I'm in a very happy place. The title of the post is because...wait for it...don't hold your breath because you know I'm going to tell you...
I made a book trailer for NEVERLOVE.
Actually, Animoto made the trailer. I just supplied a few photos, tossed in a few words of text and KABLAM! There's my book trailer. And surprisingly, hell didn't freeze over and the world kept turning on its axis. So my tinkering with technology went okay. This time :-)
How did this happen? Ben Holewinski, a member of Writer Support 4U, made mention of a great site that offered royalty free music that could be used for a book trailer. Me, being technologically questionable at times, admitted I'd love to make a book trailer if I knew how. KS Brooks shared a link for "How to Make a Thirty Second Book Trailer Video Using Animoto". So, hey, music, a site...why not give it a try? Here's the result. Please bear in mind there is music in case you are somewhere noise must be kept to a minimum.
Make a video of your own at Animoto.
The music is Lone Harvest by Kevin MacLeod and his site is incompetech, the royalty free site. Great selection of stuff so I'd recommend checking it out.
I'm not too sure if book trailers have a significant impact on building interest, but I thought it would be nice to have one if the chance availed itself to me. Also, all of you are welcome to share this trailer as well. Please make sure to credit the music and keep this great composer's name going on the circuit. It is also on YouTube.
What are some of your experiences when it comes to book trailers?
***And yes, the countdown is on. October 8th is closer and closer still :-)****