The Making of a Book Trailer

My daughter has created trailer for three of my books, most recently, The Family Way. While we were checking through a royalty-free sight for music to set to the book trailer for that one, we both commented that one of the other songs we’d listened to would be perfect for a trailer for my book coming out in September.

Which got us thinking. Hmmmm.

Would there be a trailer for A SURE CURE FOR WITCHCRAFT?

You bet!

A lot of work goes into a book trailer, even one that is only 1-2 minutes long. Sifting through appropriate music, finding the right words to tell the story, checking out sites for video clips and pictures that are royalty-free (because you don’t want any copyright infringements.) Once all those things are selected, then it has to be put together.

My daughter is meticulous when it comes to matching the photos and video clips with the music, and figuring out when the images need to change with the music.

Right now, we’re figuring out which images and videos to use. I’ve seen small snippets as she works at it, but I’m excited to see the end result. I am so in love with the music.

Having two books published in one year is a little strange, but strange in a good way. No complaints here. In fact, it’s a wonderful feeling. I have already had several people tell me that they are anxiously waiting to read the new one.

The new book is slated for publication in September. I am hopeful that if all goes we’ll be able to have an in-person book launch this time. Could it be? Could it really be? In the mean time, I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed. September is not that far away.

I want to quickly thank all the people who have read THE FAMILY WAY and especially to those of you who have rated it and wrote reviews or gave shout-outs on different platforms or even took the time to share or retweet. Word of mouth is a powerful tool. Please know that what might only take a few seconds of your time means the world to this author.

In the meantime have a wonderful weekend.

PS: Watch this blog in the upcoming weeks/months for when the trailer is finally uploaded to Youtube.

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  1. I enjoy putting the trailers together. Can’t wait to see your next one. I Loved The Family Way!!

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    • They are fun. Of course my daughter does all the work. I just make suggestions, etc. I wouldn’t have a clue how to do one on my own.

      So glad you enjoyed TFW. I am waiting for my local bookstore to call and tell me that my copy of Amanda in Malta is in. Are you working on book 9? And do you have a set number in your mind of books you want to write with Amanda?

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      • Delivery for Amanda in Malta has been slow, sorry. I hope you enjoy it. In answer to your question, I am working on book 9, Amanda in France: Fire in the Cathedral. I have ideas for two more locations. I don’t have a number in mind, I’ll stop writing them when I run out of ideas I guess. I have ideas for a couple of other projects as well, so you never know.

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        • Book 9–wow! That’s exciting. Did you ever think when you wrote the first one, you’d have so many Amanda books published over time? So amazing where our characters can take us.

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  2. Never in a million years! I still have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming.

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