With a new book coming in July, and another one just released in February, I have been thinking about book trailers. I haven’t made one in a while, largely because it’s not something I feel super confident about doing.
If you look at my first ever book trailer, made 6 years ago after a one day workshop organised by Writing WA, you’ll see that it was pretty simple:
I used just a few images from the book, music generated by the photo story editor I was using, and my own voice (with the exception of the voice of Pearl, which I coaxed Murphlet 6 to do for me). You can even hear me clicking the mouse to move to the next image during the recording.
I also found an awesome Toppling video, which is not strictly a trailer, though it does promote the book along with showing some truly awesome toppling efforts.
A book trailer is a way of inviting potential readers to connect with a book, to want to pick it up from their nearest bookshop or library and read it. I don’t have a lot of skills in this area, but I have a camera, an ipad and a computer, so perhaps it’s time I think about making some new trailers.