Book Trailers

December 2, 2012 by  
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The subject of book trailers comes up quite often, now that we have Flip Video cameras and other hand held devices which are in the iphone/pad family.

It has become very easy for authors to create an interesting video to share with their audience. It provides the buzz for book reviewers and talk show hosts. It’s a great way to gain attention with those who just stop by your site or to have on your social media sites to push traffic to your site.

One of the LinkedIn authors recommends: GoldWave sound editor ($19 version will do fine) to edit the sound track, which was composed of several pieces of music woven together from Kevin McLeod’s free music site: http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/. I bought an older release of Video Studio for about $30 and saved a lot of money. You can see my results at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWG7IbsbeG0

Another contributor suggests: I’ve also found Videopad and it’s free

One more commented: I spent $40 for the Creative Commons music and used the following free software: Open Office Impress (PowerPoint tool) and Windows 7 version of
Live Movie Maker. The transitions are as smooth as Carol’s. I am sure you could achieve similar results.

This trailer was done by Bring Media, the top package, http://bringmedia.tv/

Writing is a Passion

November 28, 2012 by  
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Writing is a passion . . . writing is a form of self-expression . . . . writing inspires!

Now, for the first time in the history of passionate, self expressed and inspirational authors, there is finally a way to earn more money from our intellectual property than either the publisher, Amazon or Barnes and Noble!

This is a revolutionary tactic for authors! It is time to reap the rewards from our hard earned efforts!

What lead me to this? I have taken more classes in the past 5 years and spent more money trying to figure out how all these gurus are making the mega bucks, and finally, I got it!

And now, you’ve got it!

So, the first step is, take one hour and outline your book, about 15 to 18 chapters, and then list 12 to 15 questions or ideas for each chapter. Viola! you have your book! It takes 2 1/2 hours to write a chapter. Do not edit or read it while you’re writing, then even if you only write once a week, 15-18 weeks later, your book is finished! The next step is the editing and I have found that friends give me the best input for the first rounds of editing.

If you already have your book and would like to find out how I am printing my hard cover books for $6/book, let me know!

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