Like most authors when trying to get their work published, I’ve been busy working behind the scenes to get my marketing materials ready for the debut of McSwain & Beck in Gone at Zero Hundred 00:00.
One of the most important aspects of promoting a book, in my opinion, are book trailers. It is cool to see authors and writers take what is possibly a 300-plus manuscript, or 120-page screenplay, and then try to condense several one-line phrases from the story; then add images to turn it into a one to two minute selling ad.
I, myself, have been working on several trailers that I think will help to promote my story. Here is one that I put together using splatter effects in my Adobe After Effects software, along with images and music. The images were from my own collection, some are royalty free images I purchased from Dreamstime, and the music came from Pond5.
I hope you enjoy. I’ll post another one soon.