Book Trailer Design

Need a Book Trailer Made?

Authors and publishers are increasingly expected to create an attractive book trailer for their work — basically, a short video that captures the tone and atmosphere of the book, much like a movie trailer.

We do offer book trailer services – feel free to contact us about your book.

Our Top 10 Tips for Making a Book Trailer

  1. Start early.
  2. Be true to your book. Obviously, you want to reflect accurately the experience of reading the story. Communicating with words is vastly different from using sound and the moving image.
  3. Don’t try to be Martin Scorsese – or Robert De Niro either. Better to shoot for a funny, stylish, low-budget look than try for “Hollywood thriller” and fail.
  4. Don’t overload the trailer with words.
  5. Go high-definition. No one makes standard-def videos any more. Be careful, though, because most of the images you see on the web are both copyrighted and low-def.
  6. Make sure to obtain the full Photoshop document of your book cover. A good motion graphics artist can do wonders with every element in the document.
  7. Don’t forget sound. Music and sound effects will convey mood and emotion more effectively than you might think.
  8. Get the rights! Nothing’s more daunting than getting sued for copyright infringement for an image, video asset, or audio element in your book trailer.
  9. Know your limits. Don’t try to do something more impressive than your best visual work. Shoot for achievable goals.
  10. Keep it short. Five minutes should be your ceiling unless you’re doing something amazing.

Here’s the book trailer we made for Mocha Memoirs’ Avast, Ye Airships.


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