My little Secret Graces Trailer is ready to post. What fun! Whether people like trailers, or think they “work” (sell books) or not doesn’t matter to me – I had such a good time making it and I’m a little proud of myself *laugh*
If you want to make one: I went to royalty free sites that Bellebooks sent me, and searched and searched for images and short video – then I purchased them for a small fee (Bellebooks reimbursed me; thank you BB!), and they are now “mine” to use-with some restrictions. You have to be very mindful of copyright (for example, you shouldn’t copy and use the images here unless you go to the site and purchase the right to do it). It’s difficult finding “exact” images so you have to go more for a tone or a feel. For example, the women in the trailer aren’t Virginia Kate, but they do tell a story of Virginia Kate – if that makes sense; hair, eyes, skintone, etc, aren’t exact. When I had my royalty free images/video purchased, I saved/uploaded them to my files, and then used Windows Movie Maker to create the video or movie. After that was done, I uploaded it to YouTube.
Most of the images I found at Fotilia.com, and the music I found at iStock, but there are others. Some photo images cost as little as $1 for the smallest size (a I used).
I’ll try to embed the code for the trailer below. But, in case that doesn’t work, I’m going to post it up above . . . hope you enjoy!
Some of you expressed an interest in hosting a blog tour when the new book comes out – I think that would be fun! So let’s talk about that.
teeheehee – testing one two three!