My second Kindle ebook is now live for download at Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GNNCHHQ Downloadable for 2.99, or free in Kindle Unlimited! I feel like it is more action-packed and suspenseful than the first. This is less romance, and more coming of age, sci-fi, in a technologically advanced future, though it is somewhat of a sequel to my first book. A twenty year old searches for her identity. And flirts with danger. (Didn’t we all)? Here, I am documenting my humorous, albeit frustrating journey to get a book trailer out on social media beforehand to promote it….
6/06: 7:48 a.m. Facebook post: Finished a cool book trailer video for my sequel, and my laptop ate it….or maybe The Cloud ate it? It’s gone. Next time, I’ll feed it cookies first. #backtostepone #learnbytrialanderror
Evening of 6/06, Inner monologue: Okay, I have the bare bones outline still saved from 5 days ago. I’ll just add to that. Have to change Dr. Parington’s photo. Add my book cover at the start and end of the video. Edit captions, make font bigger. Add music. Slow down 3rd and 5th frames. Add Amazon link (Now live) for the Kindle book. Save. Double check saving. (Can’t lose again, please, not again.) This music is perfect. Now, upload to Youtube. Why is the little red-haired girl the main visual (thumbnail, that’s what they call it)? She’s too cute. This video conveys suspense. Oh, I can change the thumbnail. (Sees only two other options, neither are any more representative of the tone I want to communicate. Uggg!) Okay, I’ll abandon the idea of changing the thumbnail. Maybe I’ll figure that out someday.
*Saves again. Crashes, way past bedtime.*
6/07: 8:01 a.m. So, I need to use some wording that conveys that this is not a cutesie little story, despite the thumbnail, but rather, that it is more suspenseful and intense. Got it.
Facebook post: “Book trailer finished! The cute redhead will now lead you through the rabbit hole: #KindleEbooks #Newrelease #indiewriter #scifi https://youtu.be/PQuKD6LUZGY This is a sequel, but could be read alone. Thank you for watching!” *I think I better hurry and log off so I can get to work!*
After all that trouble, I’ve had many compliments on my book trailer! All because I did not give up. And I won’t. Ever.
It was referred to as “intense” and “the best I’ve seen.” Now it has been viewed 43 times. This is one way to spread the word about my book! Now, please, go watch the trailer! http://youtu.be/PQuKD6LUZGY And maybe, just maybe, download and read the book!
*Photo courtesy of canva.com
5 thoughts on “The Book Trailer Journey! #selfpublishing #newrelease”
Congratulations Pamela. I like the way you made what must have been a bit hectic into a humourously enlightening post.
Thank you, Jacqueline!
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I love this Pamela.I’m also on journey putting myself together to publish my first novel
Awesome! We can share tips.