About Video Book Trailers
Video book trailers can come in a variety of formats, from a simple slideshow to a hand-drawn whiteboard explainer video to an animated story to a live action film. Although we have the capability of producing more complex videos, at Book Marketing Graphics, we focus on creating simpler, yet effective book trailers.
This speeds up the production process and saves you a lot of money. Some video producers charge hundreds of dollars per minute to make a book trailer. Our standard rate for a premium slideshow style video is $150 for the first minute and $75 for each additional minute, although it’s recommended to remain within a 60-second time frame, because shorter videos tend to attain more views.
How we create your video book trailer
First, we ask you some questions about your book. For fiction, we’ll need to know the genre & premise, a bit about the main characters, the primary conflict, and where the book is set. Then, we select a series of royalty free stock photos* (unless you supply your own photography) that portray your scenes and characters as closely as possible to your descriptions.
Included in our standard slideshow video book trailer rate is at least two short stock video clips* and at least 10 relevant stock photos. Next, we apply a theme, if appropriate for your genre, and select some royalty-free background music that goes well with your story.
We will let you preview the still photos and background music before we purchase them for use on your video. Then we’ll go through the editing cycles.
*Video clips will come from the Unlimited Library at VideoBlocks.com and stock photos will come from BigStockPhoto.com. If you wish to have stock video clips or stock photos from a different source, you will be responsible for purchasing them in addition to the book trailer production fee.
Fiction book trailer examples
The following videos are examples of client book trailers in two different genres. The first is young adult fantasy and the second is romantic suspense.
Guardians of the Canyon
Blue Ribbon Brides
Nonfiction Book Trailer examples
The following videos are examples of client book trailers for two nonfiction books. The first book is already published, and the second is still in progress. It’s never too early to launch your book trailer and start piquing interest in your book to your target audience.
My Real Job is Being an Artist
My Daddy Was a Farmer