Create an Awesome Book Trailer for Your Fiction Title

It's pretty much a fact most Book Trailers are dreadful. Avoid this fate and create an awesome one.
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 24 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2012 English

Course Description

A book trailer is one of the fastest growing, powerful trends in promoting books by way of the Internet. It is also one of the cheapest and easiest way to reach your target audience and generate sales via video-sharing sites, websites, blogs, social networking sites and book related sites.

YouTube increasingly is becoming the search engine of choice for consumers and having a video about your book on the mega video site is the fastest way for readers to discover it.

Once created and distributed your book trailer works 24 hours a day across the globe as your most powerful sales tool.

This “Awesome Book Trailer: How to Make a Book Trailer” course will provide the road map and tools to create a low cost or even a free effective book trailer that will start generating discovery and sales.

If you're ready, then let's get started with Awesome Book Trailer and learn how to make a book trailer.


What are the requirements?

  • A desire to promote your forthcoming or published book in the most effective way possible

What am I going to get from this course?

  • The goal of this course to to provide the knowledge and the tools to all allow you to create a dynamic video marketing tool
  • The objective of the course is to distill the elements that work in a book trailer and apply them to your story.

Who is the target audience?

  • Self Published Authors
  • Marketing Department - Small to Medium Sized Publisher

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.



 In this clip Robert Child details what students will learn in the course as well as what they will take away.

Section 1: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

 In this section it can only be called "The Good The Bad and the Ugly".


This is an example of a high production value Book Trailer that keeps your interest and makes you actually want to read the book.


 Although a great deal of money was spent on this production it misses the mark.


Here we start to get esoteric and although a great deal on money was spent on this trailer the potential book buyer has no idea what the story is about. And an added note the soundtrack to this trailer was voted the worst soundtrack in the annual MOBY Awards.

Let's hear it for Travis Erwin.


Worst Book Trailer - Feedstore Chronicles by Travis Erwin (The Ugly)

 Now let's move on to see what elements go in to making a compelling book trailer.

Section 2: The $45.38 Book Trailer
Intro to Blood Betrayal
Blood Betrayal Book Trailer
Elements Contained in the book trailer Blood Betrayal
Section 3: Build the Perfect Book Trailer
The Six Elements
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 Quick Note.

Section 4: 5 Free Tools to Create Your Book Trailer

 Here we can jump right in and use some online tools to create a book trailer.

Section 5: Close and Summary
Close and Summary
Section 6: How You Can Become an Affilate and Make Money Promoting This Course

 Learn how you can earn money just by letting your friends and followers know about this course.

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Instructor Biography

Robert Child, Emmy® Nominated Director

After spending 15 years in New York directing and technical directing some of the most widely viewed programs on network and cable television; Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Emeril Live, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Robert Child followed his passion for history in 2005 and produced a series historical films including; Silent Wings, Lincoln and Lee, The Wereth Eleven and others. The Wereth film which aired on National Geographic was nominated for an Emmy® Award in June.

Rob is the winner of more than 25 writing and directing awards and is one of only a handful of directors whose work has screened in the Congress of the United States. Silent Wings debuted on Capitol Hill on the day of its release in 2007 and became the catalyst for New York Congresswoman, Carolyn McCarthy's, House sponsored, Joint Resolution honoring America's WWII glider pilots.

He has been fortunate in his films to work with several Hollywood "name" collaborators. Hal Holbrook narrated Silent Wings, which featured Walter Cronkite and Andy Rooney. Civil War theatrical director, Ronald F. Maxwell, (Gettysburg, Gods & Generals) narrated his Lincoln and Lee at Antietam: The Cost of Freedom. Corey Reynolds (The Terminal, The Closer) narrated The Wereth Eleven and actor Dale Dye, Stephen Spielberg's Senior Military Advisor on Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers narrated the USS Franklin: Honor Restored, film in 2011.

In 2008 Rob began writing screenplays and both his first two feature film screenplays HAMILTON and BLOOD BETRAYAL reached the finals in two separate screen writing competitions. "Hamilton" was declared an "Official Finalist" in the 2011 Hollywood Screenplay Contest and "Blood Betrayal" reached the semi-finals in the 27th Write Movies International Writing Contest out of thousands of entries. Blood Betrayal has now been adapted to a Kindle ebook novel.

Recently one of the most personally gratifying honors he received was from the survivor's association of the WWII aircraft carrier, USS Franklin. They singled him out for Honorary Crew Membership aboard the most decorated vessel in US Naval history.

USS Franklin Museum Association President, H. Prentice Baptiste, wrote, "We wish to extend to you, Robert Child, membership as a full fledged crew member of the USS Franklin for your work in setting the record straight of the heroic effort in saving one of the great ships of the U.S. Navy in World War II and your name will be permanently inscribed on the official crew roster."

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