Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Making Video Trailers

I’ve been working on video trailers for all our books. I finally finished the last ones. I doubt they make much difference in book sales, but I think they are a fun way to introduce readers to the books. Most of them are posted on our website.

A lot of people spend a great deal for professional videos for their books. I must admit I’m too cheap for that!

Mine are put together using PowerPoint and Microsoft MovieMaker. Choosing the right music is the biggest challenge. Fortunately I have over 10,000 songs on my iTunes, nearly all of them from CDs I own.

All of the trailers are now on YouTube:

An Aspen Grove Christmas:

What do you think about video trailers? Do they encourage you to read books? Do you enjoy seeing them? Let me know.


  1. I enjoy making videos for my books, too, though in most cases I really don't think the videos help to sell the books. Most often I play a DVD of the book videos when I'm at a book signing. That does draw the attention of some people.

    1. We do the same thing. We have all of ours (10) on a continuous loop and play them at signings, craft fairs, etc. as long as it's not too distracting to others around us.