Podcast #38: Secrets to a Great Book Trailer

Book trailer expert Darcy Pattison is my guest today and boy, do we get into some great tips and tricks to maximize your usage of videos for your book!
Jennifer Hubert Swan of Reading Rants contributes a great multi-book review of “Dead Girls Talking”! See below for the author’s sites.

And the countdown begins to the world premiere of the Little Chicken’s Big Day book trailer! A week from today!

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    In this episode find out…

    • Why do a book trailer?Book Trailer Manual
    • why librarians want book trailers
    • What makes a good book trailer?
    • What makes a bad trailer?
    • How long should a book trailer be?
    • How many seconds do you have to grab your viewer?
    • How much of the plot do you give away?
    • Is this a trade tool or a b2c tool?
    • My not-so-secret wish about the Today show!
    • How can teachers use trailers educationally?
    • Using new technology to get kids reading.
    • Best way to get the word out on your trailer
    • TeacherTube!
    • Why YouTube isn’t your main audience for your trailers
    • How to use QR codes with book trailers
    • Secret URLs on YouTube!
    • How to tag your videos for optimal search results

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    Jandy Nelson: The Sky is Everywhere
    Gayle Forman: If I Stay

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