How to do “it”
I Googled, “DIY book trailers” and found two helpful blog posts on the topic.
- On Jami Gold’s blog, Angela Quarles outlines 5 steps and provides lots of links.
- Yukionna Publishing outlines 7 steps and also provides links.
Now I have to get to work.
I’ve decided to make the trailer about the whole series. My first step is to develop a script for the trailer. I want to hook the readers and bring them in to my story world, without giving away too many secrets. I’m aiming for a seductive, suspenseful tone. Below is my script, broken up for 20 slides, a vertical storyboard.
Angela recommends running your script by other people and so dear audience that’s what I’m doing right now. Does it make sense? Is it too much? Too little? Any comments here or sent privately will be most appreciated.
Book Trailer#1 for the Mata Hari Series
|1||Mata Hari series logo?||A Single woman… A Double life|
|2||?||The modern Mata Hari|
|3||Covert Danger cover||Sadie Stewart|
|4||?||Fashion model by day|
|5||Ancient Danger cover||CIA spy by night|
|6||Born of Magic cover||Hunting ancient relics|
|8||Lovin’Danger cover||Sebastian Wilde|
|9||?||A man with a past|
|10||?||Determined to be with Sadie|
|11||Till Danger do us Part cover?||Can their love survive?|
|12||?||From the gondolas of Venice…|
|13||?||To the canals of Amsterdam|
|14||?||From the skyscrapers of New York…|
|15||?||To the pyramids of Egypt …|
|17||?||A cross between Indiana Jones and Covert Affairs|
|18||?||Smart, sexy suspense|
|19||?||The Mata Hari Series:#1 Covert Danger#2 Born of Magic|
#3 Ancient Danger
#4 Lovin’ Danger
#5 Till Danger do us Part
|20||Mata Hair series logo||Credits:Covers by Nina French|
Possibly the Best Advice
I’ve been asking everyone for advice. That’s how I learn.
My good friend Mimi Barbour emailed me: “Send hubbie on a trip, buy some antidepressants and a praying pillow???”
She cracks me up. I’ll let you know later if her advice hit the mark.