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How To Make a Book Trailer

Create a book trailer using Windows Live Movie Maker and royalty free pictures, music and video clips.
Linda Tremer
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Learn how to create a free professional book trailer.
By the end of the course you will be able to use Audacity like a pro.
You will learn how to use Windows Live Movie Maker to produce videos.
You will discover free sources for photos, images, music and videos.
You will leave this course with a new skill you can use to produce all kinds of videos.
You will learn how to do a voice over and mix music.
70 Royalty Free Music Clips that you can use however you want.

With over 3,000,000 books published in the U.S every year it's easy for your book to get lost in the crowd.

Today, a book trailer is necessary for marketing your book.

This course will teach you how to make a professional book trailer .

Getting a book trailer produced professionally can costs hundreds of dollars.

I will walk you through everything you will need to produce your own professional looking book trailer. And best of all you can save hundreds of dollars by doing it yourself.

We will go over the entire process.

We will use Windows Live Movie Maker to make our trailer.

Follow along as we use live video capture to instruct you on how to use Audacity and WLMM.

By the end of the course you will have the tools to make a professional book trailer and other video productions.

You will leave the course with a new skill that you can use to make videos.

If you are ready to learn a new skill,save money and have some fun let's get started. Sign up for the course now.

Included in the supplemental materials section of the lesson you will find:

  • A zipped file of 70 royalty free music clips you can use for whatever you want.
  • PDFs of sources of royalty free photos and images.
  • PDFs of sources of royalty free music.
  • PDFs of sources of royalty free video clips.
  • An Audacity manual as a downloadable PDF
  • PDF of video submission sites.
  • PDF of authors' sites.
  • PDF of video software tools.



An introduction to How to Make a Book Trailer. You will see what is covered in the course section by section.

What You Need to Get Started

Determine Your Message

This section will show you what components are needed for a book trailer. You will discover how to determine your message for fiction, nonfiction and children's books.

The Visual Foundation

You are telling the story visually with your book trailer.

Where to get Photos, Images, Music and Video

Free Sources for Photos

Royalty free sources for photos and images.

Free Sources for Music

Find out where you can get royalty free music clips. And there is a bonus of 70 royalty free music clips that you can use in the supplementary material section.

Free Sources for Video Clips

Discover some sources of royalty free video clips.

Audacity - Become an Expert

Audacity Part 1 Dowload, Record, and Edit
Audacity Part 2 Remove Noise, Normalize, Export

Follow the screen cast of how to use Audacity. You will discover how to remove the background noise from the recording. You will learn how to normalize the volume. See how to export your file. Every thing is step by step and easy to follow.

Windows Live Movie Maker

WLMM Part 1 Tell Your Story with Pictures and Text
Tell Your Story with Pictures, Text and Music

Using WLMM learn how to add music and transitions to your trailer. This is a screen capture so you can follow along.

Windows Live Movie Maker Narration

Using Narration in Your Production

Wwe will add narration to the second book trailer example using a screen capture of the WLMM software.

What's Next

Submitting Videos, Using Your New Skill

See where to submit your finished video. Some sites for authors are given.


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