Sometimes in my travels I come across really good sites that help us Authors, Bloggers, and Musicians. I would like to introduce you to Animoto. You can set up a free account and get started making a book trailer or even a trailer for your Blog. They make it so easy. There are templates included, and even music that you can add for free.
Animoto makes it easy to create professional-quality videos on your computer and mobile device. At our core, we believe that video is the most powerful way to communicate what you care most deeply about—whether that’s your family, business, or a cause—and that making videos shouldn’t be limited to only those with technical know-how and expensive production equipment.
Benefits of Animoto:
- It’s free to set up an account.
- You can upload your video directly to YouTube and share on all your social networks.
- It’s easy to do with templates and music.
- You can embed your video on any WordPress Page if you use the YouTube link.
- It is a great way to increase traffic to your site.
- It’s professional.
- You can use for personal or business needs.
- It’s a great way to promote your book, blog, wedding, party, etc. on social media.
- They do offer an upgrade to HD for a small charge. (I paid $10 to go to 720p)
- You can also use it on your Goodreads Author Page and Amazon Author Page. (click to see mine)
Here is the first one I made for my book Snow White Darkness. This book shares my journey out of Domestic Abuse.
And here is one I created for my blog Prayers and Promises. I wanted a trailer for YouTube that described my Prayers and Promises Channel. After I uploaded my video to YouTube I added an annotation at the end of the movie to direct people back to my Blog. Anytime you can crosslink (direct people from one of your sites to another of your sites your SEO will improve. Then you find yourself on the first page of Google Search without even trying, lol!).
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6 thoughts on “How to Make a Free Book or Blog Trailer”
Diana, I need to make a trailer and commercial for my book. I thought about calling you for suggestions. Publisher cost pretty high. Any suggestions? Email me if you want.
Use this site here. It’s free. They have templates with music already in them.
I will try. Still working on websites too. Praying for creativity like you!!
Thanks for the info. I will need to try to make one for my book. Any advice???
When I checked out the site they said it costs money.
I would like something to promote my blog and pod casts.
There is a free version. I think it’s Lite Version. Here is the link:
For your podcasts how about BlogTalk Radio? I have another friend that uses this