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Book Trailer Editing/Promotion

posted Oct 23, 2014, 11:16 AM by Michael Dreyfus-Pai   [ updated Sep 11, 2016, 3:18 PM by Karen McMillan ]
For the last stage of our Book Trailer project, it's time to edit your trailer. Keep these things in mind:
  • Watch your whole trailer full screen to make sure you're seeing what the audience will see.
  • Are the clips trimmed to the right place, showing what you expect?
  • Is the audio audible?
  • Could a person who's never read the book understand what's happening?
While the Editors edit, the Director and Marketing Director are making a poster for your book! Choose from the SMALL poster templates in Pages and start designing. Here's a not so great example.

Ways to make your poster better than this:
                • Use images that are big enough that you don't need to stretch them out and have them be pixelated.
                • Show more effort by having more than just the book cover.
                • Give your poster a unified theme, using just a few colors or designs that work for your book.
                • Be super creative! Take your own pictures, use screenshots from your trailer, images from the web, and make up any text you want!

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