A book trailer is a short video teaser for your book. The video can consist of live action, animation, scrolling text on a black background, or pretty much anything else you think will capture the imagination of the viewer.
But are book trailers really necessary for promotion? I mean, you're an author, not a filmmaker, and a book is a book — NOT a movie! Well, click HERE to read one writer's opinion on the necessity of book trailers.
"Necessary" may be a strong word, but in our socially-connected, video-frenzied world, a professional book trailer can be a super helpful tool in your promotional bag of tricks. They're short, sharable, exciting (when done well), and show that you're serious about your writing, so readers will take you seriously too.
OK. Wanna create one? Check out our top 5 book trailer tips for authors.
Still stumped on what'd make a good trailer for your book? Get some inspiration from these fantastic book trailers.
Now, you've filmed and edited your book trailer and you're ready to wow the world with it. What do you do? Where do you begin?