Monthly Archives: April 2011

Fifes of Formatting

I figured I needed to say something about formatting, since it’s pretty critical.  In real publishing, the fastest way to get your stuff rejected is to format it incorrectly.  I know that I as a reader would be irritated by … Continue reading

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Ballads of Book Trailers, Part 5

So, two things that really caught me up pretty bad were file compression and legibility.  I feel like a fool for allowing two critical elements like that slip through the cracks, but my mistake shouldn’t have to be yours.  (Really, … Continue reading

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Highsong Trailer

The completed trailer.  Turns out I will have another round of “Ballads of Book Trailers” wisdom to dispense, so stay tuned. If you like the cover of the book (and the website banner), check out my friend Erika’s Baird’s website.

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Ballads of Book Trailers, Part 4

Sorry for the gap between updates; I slipped into the seventh circle of hell trying to put my book trailer together.  Something I should mention is that however long you think your book trailer will take to make, multiply it … Continue reading

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Play of A Preview

Just thought folks would like to see a sneak peak of my book trailer.  Everything’s been put together; now I just need to animate.

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Ballads of Book Trailers, Part 3

Ah, scripts. For the most part, a script for your book trailer should be an expansion on your pitch line and/or summary.  Preferably with a little more emotional hook thrown in.  The great thing about book trailers is that pictures … Continue reading

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Ballads of Book Trailers, Part 2

So, you’ve done your research, and you at least have an idea for your book trailer.  Now is the time to refine it.  How so?  One, by writing a script, and two, by storyboarding.  You can do either one first; … Continue reading

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