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patricer
06-04-2007, 03:59 AM
Here are three of my favorite ways to promote your video book trailer Ö and generate more sales:

Promote on video sharing sites. YouTube (http://www.youtube.com)is the obvious choice here, but donít just stop there. Google Video (http://video.google.com), Yahoo! Video (http://video.yahoo.com), Veoh (http://www.veoh.com), and Grouper (http://www.grouper.com) are other good options. Also check out Revver (http://www.revver.com), which offers a way to generate revenue from ads inserted into your trailer. For even more ideas, view the list of video sharing sites on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_sharing_websites).
Promote in your email signature file. Donít just include a link to your website, also include a link directly to your trailer in every email you send.
Promote on social networking sites. MySpace (http://www.myspace.com) is popular with many authors whose books attract a young or general interest audience, but there are social networking sites for all ages, interests, and professions (like authors!). Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites) has a great list of options.Feel free to share your own favorite ideas!

Excerpted from Video Book Buzz: Create a Book Video That Generates Publicity and Profits (http://www.websavvywriter.com/wsw_special_reports.htm)

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Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Bestselling author (24 books) Ė Freelance Journalist Ė Online Book Promotion Expert
Author, The Web-Savvy Writer: Book Promotion with a High-Tech Twist
http://www.websavvywriter.com (http://www.websavvywriter.com/) (get my free special report on author websites)

Inky
06-05-2007, 08:53 PM
I really don't want to come across as stupid, but I've searched everywhere; am I finding the correct info: one must be a gazillionaire in order to have one of these mini-video's put together?

These are great. But are they financially realistic for the 'new writer'?

If you know websites that offer more info, that would be super.

Michael Murphy
06-06-2007, 10:44 PM
I really don't want to come across as stupid, but I've searched everywhere; am I finding the correct info: one must be a gazillionaire in order to have one of these mini-video's put together?

These are great. But are they financially realistic for the 'new writer'?

If you know websites that offer more info, that would be super.

The software isn't that difficult, but I know my limitations, so I talked my niece into doing mine. I know she's interested in doing others and I'm sure would be charge a reasonable fee. Here's the two she did for me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItMl1b5NcoQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItMl1b5NcoQ)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAhVL0UPa9g (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAhVL0UPa9g)

Michael Murphy
06-06-2007, 10:48 PM
I'd add that one should encourge people to rate and comment on your video as a way to build up your visibility. I also try to get others to post links to them in their blogs or their websites.

brad@authorsbookshop
06-30-2007, 08:11 AM
I have just made it possible for authors and publishers to post video book trailers directly on their book's AuthorsBooksho.com web page. The idea is that when you have the video on the same page as the "buy it now" button, it can really increase interest.

Here are two AuthorsBookshop.com listings that are using video in this way:

http://www.authorsbookshop.com/thisbookcooks/
http://www.authorsbookshop.com/tolovemercy/

Drop me a line via the contact page on the site if you have any questions about listing your book.
(http://www.authorsbookshop.com)

Anthony Ravenscroft
07-03-2007, 09:13 AM
What the heck is a "video book," anyway?

jelywa
07-07-2007, 02:16 AM
I did a book trailer for a friend of mine Kamryn Donavan. Her book doesn't hit stores until September, but she's been running the video on her Myspace account for the past 2 weeks and the response has been so overwhelming that I've had requests from other writers.

Here's a link to her video...

http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=12350725

fivebyfive
02-09-2008, 01:47 PM
I've got some video syndication sites listed on my Resources page that aren't covered in this thread or on the WikiPedia list:

http://www.fivebyfivepr.com/resources.html


Thanks for your list, patricer. I'll have to add these to my Resources page.

Belle Scarlett
02-28-2008, 11:58 AM
All good things to know, thanks! Here's one I did on the fly thanks to iStockPhoto and Photobucket (no, you don't have to be a gazillionaire to do a book trailer) Good luck to all in promoting your work!

www.bellescarlett.com

Click on View the Trailer after THE WOODSMAN

Thanks,
Belle

Anonymisty
02-28-2008, 11:46 PM
I really don't want to come across as stupid, but I've searched everywhere; am I finding the correct info: one must be a gazillionaire in order to have one of these mini-video's put together?

Not at all! I did the filming with my EasyShare digital camera, and my husband did the editing with Photoshop, or Adobe... some program we already had in place.

http://www.mistymassey.com/got-pirate/got-pirate.html

Granted, it isn't fancy, but we had a good time, and my publisher loved it enough to post it on their site, too. :D