Writing a book is one thing, but being able to raise the adequate level of awareness about the book is another thing: and to a very large extent, the most important thing. Just like movie trailers, a book trailer is a succinct promotional video that sheds little light on what the actual book is all about. A good book trailer is just like giving your pin-pointed audience and potential readers a tip of the iceberg of what is contained in your book to sustain their anticipation for the book. Book trailers are a very appealing and engaging style of marketing that depict your book in an entirely new visual form like no other. However, it's not enough knowing what a book trailer is without knowing how to make a good and effective one for your completed book; hence, we'd be going through some vital tips and factors you need to know about to make a good trailer for your book. Some of them are listed below.
A book trailer isn't a movie with lots of unfolding events that keep the audience fixated; therefore, it'd be very inappropriate to make a lengthy book trailer as doing such might just make your viewer bored. A good book trailer needs to be exciting enough to hold the attention of the viewer throughout; and the best way to achieve this is to make your trailer as concise and punchy as possible. An effective book trailer should span between 30 seconds and a minute at the most.
Watch Book Trailers of Trending Books in Your Genre
You need to get clues from those who're already ahead in your genre by going and searching online and watching their book trailers to filch ideas on how they did theirs that made them hit top spot in your genre. By so doing, you'd get insight on how book trailers in your genre should look like and what potential readers would expect from yours.
Draft a Script of How You Want Your Book Trailer to Be
Doing this is very vital because without it, you might just end up with a mixture of mismatched images and sounds which might just be another slideshow with some underground soundtrack and not a trailer; therefore, all the elements of the trailer should and must have been drafted meticulously beforehand so as ensure precision and perfection in the trailer.
Make Sure Your Trailer Matches the Tone and Mood of Your Book
Before putting out your book trailer, you must ensure that the trailers is a video representation of your book. It should give viewers a hint of what is in your book and not confuse them. For example, if you create a funny and humorous trailer, it is expected that your book should be a comic write-up. Your trailer and your book should be in perfect sync.
Infuse a Call to Action in Your Book Trailer
The purpose of every book trailer is to create a widespread level of awareness about a book to the end that those who viewed it would be triggered to purchase it when it eventually gets published; as a result, at the end of your trailer, do not forget to infuse a message that'd act as a directory to the viewers about the next step of action which is: where and how they can purchase a copy of your book.
Publish Your Trailer
After ensuring that all the elements (soundtrack, voice-over, pictures, video editing, etc.) of the trailer are all in sync and the trailer is perfectly done, you can showcase it on various online and social media platforms to make sure that it's seen by a large range of potential readers.
A good book trailer is one of the key factors on which the success of your book is hinged; and knowing the gross importance of good book trailers, we at Paper2Publish have been and are still in the business of making best trailers for authors that'd get their book eagerly craved for and yours shouldn't be an exception. How long then would you keep on delaying the widespread awareness of your beautifully crafted book? Contact us now at Paper2Publish and let's make your book the most anticipated in its genre today.