Trailer Trash

Today is all about book trailers. I’ve been looking at trailers for other books for a while now and I love the idea so I finally decided to set aside the time to make one of my own for Runners. You select some images, a tag line, some music, and stick it all together – I mean, how hard can it be?ย ย  You’re sighing now and rolling your eyes heavenward and you’d be justified.ย  Misguided doesn’t even begin to cover it.

The music I want is something like this…

or this…

but what I find is available that I am allowed to use sounds mostly like this…

And don’t even get me started on photos! Free and also royalty free downloads are as about as easy to find as a unicorn in Birmingham, but not nearly so much of a delightful surprise when you do. Then there’s the problem of converting everything you want so that it will all go onto the same software, setting up a YouTube channel… My lack of skill with anything technical is now legendary so you don’t expect me to be good at this, do you?

A twenty minute job is turning into twenty days. Don’t you dare laugh when you finally see it.

6 thoughts on “Trailer Trash

  1. Good luck! This is exactly why I haven’t bothered with a book trailer, I’m scared I’ll spend more time on it than originally intended. Still, best of luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Looking forward to seeing the end result ๐Ÿ™‚
    It took ages to do the first book trailer for Trinity and I ended up paying for some stock photos. I’ve been working on a new one, which has taken a lot less time so far!

  3. I am intrigued by the concept of book trailers. I don’t have one, and know I could never create one… when my web-designer has a minute to breathe I may ask him to do one for me… You’ll have to let me know if it helps with sales or promotion at all… as a READER I’ve never even watched a book trailer, so I’m skeptical on whether or not it’s worth the effort…

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