Trailers....hmmmm....why do we do them? Well, for one thing it's crazy cool to see your books displayed in real time, in color, with characters that represent your idea for your hero and heroine.
I've been dipping my fingers into this whole trailer biz and I'm actually pleasantly surprised at how well I'm doing. :) No, I'm not conceited at all, just stating facts. My trailer for NY Best Selling author, Nicola Marsh hit the USA Today blog back in March and was recognized by a National India online Magazine for it's beauty. Wow. I couldn't believe it. With my clientelle stacking up, I wanted to give everyone the opportunity to get on the production list for this year.
Here's what I offer. I use RF photos/RF music and an individual style for each book. I like to read at least the first three chaps of the stories to get the mood and atmosphere right. I work hand in hand with the authors to make sure that it fits their vision for their story. After all, you know it best. :)
So, until May 1, 2012 I'm giving everyone a $10.00 discount on all of my trailers. :) If you're just looking for a short intro trailer like I did for Jess Macallan, see below:
or my teaser for my next release:
Then you'd have a discount from $40.00 to $30.00.
It's a great way to get some hype started about your book long before it is released. Ideally, if you have your cover already, you'd get to add it too. These can be loaded to Goodreads, YouTube and Amazon. They are great tools for conversation. Once your book is ready for serious marketing, then we can add another trailer later. Or if your book is already to that stage, you'd dig right in. This is a fairly inexpensive way to add something fun and creative to your marketing platform.
True they are not really designed to sell your book, but they are great ways to show it off. Sometime's if I'm on the cuff about a certain read, a great trailer will push me over the edge and that is what you want.
I try to make each of my trailers a creative piece of art. I'd like to say that no two are alike, but sadly sometimes a font will be the same or a piece of music that worked really well for another will work great for a different story, too. But, I promise to try to make each piece of art as original as possible. And I think that speaks true in my work.
If you'd like to see more of my completed trailers and would like a full price list. Visit: http://www.rachelfirasek.com/#!trailers If this is something you are interested in, send me an email at rfirasek at hotmail dot com and put Trailer Request in the subject line.
I look forward to working with you!