Create stunning book trailer videos in HD

How to source and create images, source footage and music, and utilize a robust video platform to wow your viewers
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

You will learn, primarily via video instruction, how to create powerful high quality HD book trailer videos, that can then be uploaded to various sharing sites (like Youtube) for more exposure for your book titles.

I have provided royalty free music tracks, video clips, and powerpoint templates (specifically for book promotion), but I also show you how to source beautiful book animations and book graphics (utilizing your book cover images/pages).

I show you how to create book cover image and book review slides to further enhance the quality of your book trailer videos.


I show you how to craft animated GIFs, social media graphics and more.

In this course I will also show you how to source video footage clips, royalty free music, and hiqh quality images.

I recommend that you watch the videos in the order listed, then get started from step one onward--this will allow you to save time and money in creating as many book trailer videos as you can make time for, in a 30 day period. It is very likely you will be able to produce ten to thirty book trailers, at least.

So decide how many book titles you'd like to create book trailer videos for as you watch the video tutorials.

If you are an author or publisher, and want to learn how to create [inexpensive] high quality HD book trailer videos that can then be uploaded to as many video sharing sites as you wish, to 'get the word out' about your books, then this course may be right up your alley.

What are the requirements?

  • You should have your published book's description, blurb, any reviews,etc in text format, with which to create a script from for your videos.
  • You should have your book cover image(s), in the highest resolution available, for best visual results.
  • You should have a credit card on hand to register at the video platform site, and for item purchases, plus for the free trial period at sites mentioned.
  • It would be helpful to have Powerpoint on your computer, to be able to utilize the pre-programmed book trailer video and intro templates I have created for you. Otherwise you can NOT use them, or outsource to someone who can set these up for you.
  • If you already have adequate images, and footage [optional], and royalty free music, it is possible that you will only need to use the video platform itself-and nothing else, to create HD book trailer videos for your book or books.
  • Included in the cost of this course: Royalty Free Music Tracks for you to use Personally; Video Backgrounds for you to use Personally; Pre-Programmed Powerpoint Templates I have created for you to use to create your own book(s) graphics and videos with, again Personal Use Only. "Personally" means you can not resell them or use them to produce videos for others.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Source Royalty Free Music for Video Creation
  • Source Video Footage for Video Creation
  • Source Images for Video Creation
  • Source High Quality Book Graphics Utilizing One's Book Cover Images
  • Source High Quality Book Animation Video Intros Utilizing One's Book Cover Images
  • Utilize Pre-Programmed Powerpoint Templates for Image Creation
  • Utilize Pre-Programmed Powerpoint Templates for Video Creation
  • Utilize a Video Creation Platform to Create High Quality HD Videos
  • Modify the Book Templates, and Use the Royalty Free Music and Video Footage I've Provided for You to Utilize in Your Book Trailers
  • Learn How to Modify and Enhance Images, Illustrations and Your Book Cover Images for Free

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for authors, publishers and students who are not familiar with creating videos, nor how to quickly, easily and inexpensively source the components to create one's videos.
  • If you are accustomed to and wish to continue paying hundreds to thousands of dollars per book trailer video, then this course is probably not for you. This course explains how to source items that are less expensive and relatively easy to acquire/utilize, in order to create a multitude of book trailer videos, as quickly as one can; and at a reduced overall cost.

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
03:49

Learn how to make high quality HD book trailer videos, step by step. Watch this video for more info now.

01:36

Book Trailer Stats video, content provided by Sheila English, from cosproductions

01:20

In this short video I will show you where to 'go' to get to your downloadable files I've provided in this course for you.

Please watch the video now before you proceed.

Section 2: Source Royalty Free Music for your Book Trailers
10:59

How to source royalty free music for your book trailer videos. Amazing high quality tracks at wonderful pricing. Watch these videos now to learn more about utilizing these sites and sampling their tracks.

Article

Here is another option for royalty free music: Music Packs at Envato Marketplace'

Section 3: Video Footage for your Book Trailers
07:42

How to source awesome video footage to incorporate into your book trailer videos. Free trial allows you to download, and keep for future use, footage clips.

Section 4: Source Video Footage for your Book Trailers
06:46

In this video you will learn how to search more efficiently for video footage that can suit the content of your book trailer videos.

01:05

Learn how to cancel your free trial at the video footage site utilized for video clips to incorporate into your book trailer videos.

How to find video footage part 2
09:01
Section 5: How to Source and Enhance Images for your book trailers
07:01

Learn about great places to easily source amazing images to utilize in your high quality book trailer videos.

01:00

Watch this video and take notes: more places to source inexpensive, high quality, high resolution images to incorporate into your awesome HD book trailer videos.

09:56

In this video, I will show you how to enhance your book cover images, images and illustrations utilizing two different websites. The new images you create can then be used in the video platform, your powerpoint animated creations, your social media postings, and any book trailer videos you wish.

Section 6: Examples of IMAGES and VIDEOS you will have access to inside the Video Platform
01:58

This is a small sampling of high resolution images you can use for free, inside the video platform you will learn how to use to create HD book trailer videos.

02:52

This is a small sampling of video footage clips you can use for free inside the video platform we will be using to create your HD high quality book trailer videos.

Section 7: How to Source High Quality Book Animation
02:11

Learn how easy it is to source a high quality book animation video, at low cost, that you can incorporate into your HD book trailer videos.

00:30

This is an example book trailer video, where I utilized a book animation video, editing parts of it easily inside the video platform, and high quality high resolution book cover images as well.

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BOOK ANIMATION #2 – this option works well for the horror genre.

Note: I will be publishing a video tutorial for this type of book animation soon!

Visit this URL: www.fiverr.com/wengthemeng

Search for the listing labeled ‘I will make a SPINECHILLING trailer for your horror murder suspense eBook’ and click on it.

Click the video’s ‘play’ button to view the example; use that example to take notes about the short phrases you’d like for each line of text.

Place an order by clicking the green ‘Order Now’ button.

Currently, the video size/dimensions that this seller delivers for $5.00USD is 1080p HD (p stands for ‘pixels’ by the way) and the audio you hear in the demo is included.It will be delivered to you in 24 hours via MOV or MP4 format: specify MP4 format when you order.

Here is the text that was used for the Donut Death video he created. It may help you decide how long/short to write your script with:

Text 1: A Creepy Tale For Adults Only

Text 2: by author ADAM STRONG

Text 3: Available now at Amazon

Text 4: Bruno Tello is a mild-mannered

Text 5: middle-aged baker in a tiny town

Text 6: Mina and Tomas want a piece

Text 7: of what he's got

Text 8: Little does Bruno know

Text 9: his world is about to be

Text 10:hot-crossed, glazed...

Text 11: and JELLY-FILLED

Text 12: PNG book cover image was used here

Use the video he delivers to you, as a ‘standalone’ book trailer video, and, as an ‘insert’ in the video platform we will utilize.

I ended up laying text over the video, of the Amazon listing’s URL. This way, no matter what video sharing site it is uploaded to…the viewer always knows what to type into their browser, to go and buy the book.

Be sure to have a look at the other styles of videos that both of these creators offer, you may find that you want more than one style to use as standalone trailer videos, and as ‘inserts’ in your video creations.
Section 8: How to Source High Quality Book Graphics
01:21

Learn how easy it is to source high quality book graphics, utilizing your high resolution book cover image, flat or 'full' (full is best so that the spine and back cover look tremendously awesome). You can then incorporate these into any or all of your book trailer videos to make them look even more amazing.

05:32

Here is another video example utilizing book graphics, inside the video platform, to make great high quality book trailer videos.

Section 9: How to Use Pre-Programmed Powerpoint Templates specifically for Book Trailers
08:51

Learn how to modify my book promotion powerpoint templates: to create images (slides) and video clips. You can then incorporate these, inside the video platform, to create beautiful book trailer videos.

04:16

Another book promotion powerpoint template you can use to create intros, outros, or edit into your book trailer videos.

Section 10: How to Modify New BBT Book Promotion Powerpoint Templates
18:42

In this video I explain how to modify the templates I have created for you, and produce videos from them. You can then use these creations inside the video platform, and you can even outsource to a video editor to create 'stand alone' book trailer videos if you wish.

Section 11: How to get set up at the Video Platform
05:52

December 2015: The video creation platform has changed their PLAN NAMES and PRICING so, here is updated information.  VIDEO CREATED April 24, 2016.

03:52

How to choose the best plan to create an unlimited number of HD high quality book trailer videos. You have one month to utilize [and make as many variations for as many titles as you have] this so make sure that you watch my entire video course before you register to use this platform!

03:18

In this video, we will register at the video platform and understand terms and conditions. Make sure you have watched the entire video course before embarking on registration, so that you can take full advantage during the time you have membership.

00:21

Learn how to put your account into inactive mode, so that you will not be charged after the first month of membership. This will allow your videos to be kept 'safe' in case you decide later that you want to create more variations at a later date. You also have the option of outright closing down the account forever too.

Section 12: How to Create your HD High Quality Book Trailer Videos
11:06

Learn how to create your HD book trailer videos, utilizing the pieces we have sourced, modified and / or created. Here is where we upload video clips, images, logos, intros,etc and choose beautiful styles (or 'themes') to build high quality book trailer videos for any or all of your book titles.

08:37
Learn how to create your HD book trailer videos, utilizing the pieces we have sourced, modified and / or created. Here is where we upload video clips, images, logos, intros,etc and choose beautiful styles (or 'themes') to build high quality book trailer videos for any or all of your book titles.

Part 2

06:56
Learn how to create your HD book trailer videos, utilizing the pieces we have sourced, modified and / or created. Here is where we upload video clips, images, logos, intros,etc and choose beautiful styles (or 'themes') to build high quality book trailer videos for any or all of your book titles.

Part 3

08:41
Learn how to create your HD book trailer videos, utilizing the pieces we have sourced, modified and / or created. Here is where we upload video clips, images, logos, intros,etc and choose beautiful styles (or 'themes') to build high quality book trailer videos for any or all of your book titles.

Part 4

10:43
Learn how to create your HD book trailer videos, utilizing the pieces we have sourced, modified and / or created. Here is where we upload video clips, images, logos, intros,etc and choose beautiful styles (or 'themes') to build high quality book trailer videos for any or all of your book titles.

Part 5

14:54
Learn how to create your HD book trailer videos, utilizing the pieces we have sourced, modified and / or created. Here is where we upload video clips, images, logos, intros,etc and choose beautiful styles (or 'themes') to build high quality book trailer videos for any or all of your book titles.

Part 6. Make sure to watch all parts: you will learn plenty of ways to be more efficient when utilizing this platform.

13:28

This video was created/edited on April 24, 2016.

I discuss using the new photo editor briefly, and create a book trailer video using the Simply Stated style.  Some styles do not display 'transparent background' images properly so the workaround is to use a gradient or coloured slide in Powerpoint as I've shown you, to display your dimensional book cover image.  Another option is to use a 'flat' book cover image instead.  Or...your logo can be used for the intro and outro.

Section 13: How to Create Animated GIF Banners and Social Media Graphics
04:54

In this video I show you what site to use and how easy and fast you can create an animated GIF from your images, illustrations and book cover images. You can then submit these GIF files to blog sites to promote your book if they accept animated GIFs. You've probably seen heavy use of these types of book promotion graphics already at Amazon, Audible and Goodreads.

Preview of Animated GIF Images via Video
Preview
00:55
09:46

A cool and free [mostly free] way to create all sorts of Social Media Graphics; upload your book cover image to any and all that you wish, to promote your titles.

Section 14: Book Trailer Video Examples
Book Trailer Video Examples
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01:17
Book Trailer Video Examples
Preview
01:21
Book Trailer Video Examples
Preview
01:23
02:40

If you publish "lined journals" or want to create a book trailer video that displays the 'pages' from inside your book, then you may like these video styles/themes.  


I produced three different styles in HD 1080 mp4.

Then I cut out the parts of each that I didn't want displayed in my video, by using a video editing platform (you

can easily outsource this if you do not own video editing software).

Thus I created a new 'combination' video.

00:45
Horror Genre 1080HD Book Trailer
00:27

Bistro La Boheme series, by Alix Nichols

00:27

Variation of Bistro La Boheme series, by Alix Nichols

00:49

Two creepy tales in one book trailer: Fly and The Crawling Skin, by Adam Strong

02:14

Good Morning Sally, by Angelina Beckham

00:52

My Memory Of Dying, by Erik Bruno

01:49

Flying Turtle Publishing books, by Flying Turtle Publishing

01:21

Pursuing Your Purpose, by Carl Mathis

01:19

Awake Your Dreams, by Rachanaa Jain

01:17

Silent Swing, by Robert Fowler

01:23

Silent Swing, version two, by Robert Fowler

01:17

Being More, A True Guide Towards Leading Self, by Naveen Raju

01:17

Being More, A True Guide Towards Leading Self, version two, by Naveen Raju

02:00

Massive Black Hole by Andrea Barbosa

02:10

Heart Of A Man In Love (The War This Side of Heaven) by Sharon Evans

01:36

The After School Murders (The War This Side of Heaven Book 1) by Sharon Evans

Section 15: FAQ, OUTSOURCING, BODACIOUS BOOK TRAILERS GUIDEBOOK PDF
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Learn how to create HD high quality book trailer videos: FAQ section, and links to outsource book animation video, book graphics, video editing, audio editing and more. See attached PDF and post questions any time.

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Instructor Biography

I am an author, publisher, graphic designer, voice over artist/actor, video producer and online instructor.

I have been creating book trailer and promotional videos for 6+ years. 

Current projects:

NLP guidebooks

A Cool Journal To Write In series...creating Zodiac and Poetry Journals.

Video tutorials to add to Youtube Channel.

When I am not hard at work, I enjoy spending time with my 5 glorious sons.

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