Book trailers are a great social media tool to engage potential readers with a short teaser about your book and share others reviews.
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Many authors think the book trailer needs to show what your story’s about. The reality is that no one cares what your story’s about. They only care what experience your book will deliver. Too many book trailers I’ve seen spend the whole time showing the back cover blurb instead of expressing the emotional experience their book conveys. This is a series of articles on how to make a book trailer. Not just any book trailer, but a great book trailer!
Some people think book trailers are a great way to make more book sales, while others think book trailers don’t truly increase book sales much at all. The truth is that book trailers can increase your book sales if your video becomes viral. So how do you make a video go viral?
A lot of authors think a book trailer is all about conveying what the storyline is. But actually, conveying your storyline will likely not get people excited about your novel. And if you just include the three vital keys for a good book trailer, your book trailer will stand head and shoulders above the others.
What is a book trailer? Chopped ham? No! It’s chopped steak! Just kidding. It really is chopped ham. It’s also a term coined by Sheila English to describe a video that promotes a book in very much the same way a movie trailer promotes a movie.