Friday, October 7, 2011

The Book Trailer is Here!

It's here...

The Until Dawn: Last Light book trailer is complete and available for viewing on YouTube! Already getting some great feedback from readers. I have to say, I'm quite excited with how it turned out. Spread the word, the endless night is here...

Now, the question I'm getting is, "how does a book trailer get an author more sales and/or attention?"

Well, by creating a video, you are stepping into new territory. YouTube isn't a place that most authors get to advertise on because, well, creating a trailer for a book isn't exactly easy to do. I find that the best part of a book trailer is that you are giving people a visual of what your book is about. Some people need to "see" what a book is about to decide if they want to purchase it. I've already had sales since posting the youtube link late last night. Was it worth the work? If my readers enjoy it, then yes. I had one reader this morning message me to tell me that she loved it so much, she watched it three times.

Would I recommend other authors make a book trailer for their books? If they can find the video clips or images to do so, then yes. I used Windows Movie Maker for mine and finished it in a little over a day. If you have any questions about trailer making, please post a comment below and I'll do my best to help!

Don't forget, you can get your copy of Until Dawn: Last Light on Amazon for only $2.99! Click here to go to Amazon now. Thanks again for all of the amazing support for Until Dawn!


  1. Where did you find your video footage? Did you create it? If so, what did that cost?

  2. I found the video footage on YouTube. I made a list of movies that I thought might have scenes that would be similar to my storyline and then narrowed it down. The clips I ended up with are from the upcoming Lara Croft Tomb Raider game.

    I did create the video on my own and it didn't cost me anything but time.