TIPS FOR AUTHORS: Book trailer made easy

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For those who do not own or wish to use resident pc programs such as Movie Maker, the website provides an easy way to create book trailers. It only takes a few minutes from start to finish and it even offers a wide range of copyright-free music tracks as to complete your little masterpiece with added flair. A free subscription allows you to create a 30 second trailer that requires only a half dozen images. You can export it to Youtube also if you wish, if you have an account there. Take a look at the trailer I’ve created for my debut novel, The Necklace of Goddess Athena:

A word of advice: Use only images that you own the copyrights for or have permission to use. Alternatively, download free stock images from the web. I used the site Morguefile  but there are lots out there.

Go on, try it…

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  1. Good idea. iPhone comes with iMovie installed and it’s pretty simple. They even have a bunch of themes.

    1. Are you saying the whole thing can be done on my iPhone? I’m going to have to look more into this.

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