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Book Trailers: Book Trailers

This guide will explain all about how to create your very own Book Trailer.

Book Trailers

Book trailers are a form of advertising for a book. Produced by publishers, and sometimes authors themselves, they are tools to create interest in the novel. Their popularity has exploded, and many have gone viral, becoming a vital part of many publishers’ marketing strategies.

Book trailers can vary tremendously in how they are produced. Some are fully scripted mini-movies, and others are simply uploaded PowerPoint presentations. The one thing they all share in common is a desire to introduce the book, and convert viewers of the trailer into readers of the book. This will be your job.

Where to find Book Trailers

Use these websites to explore as many book trailers you like. Viewing lots of trailers will help give you ideas about how to go about creating your own.

Websites for free Images


Free Public Domain images can be used freely and many images fall under the Creative Commons license which allows you to modify or reproduce content. However, it is up to you to acquire appropriate permission when necessary and credit your source. Many Google images are copyright protected and require permission from the author/photographer

Royalty Free Music

These sites offer music downloads for free. However, the artist and/or website should be credited.

Animoto Tutorial

Lets get started. Go to: and sign up. After you sign up you will choose Animoto Pro and enter the promotional code given to you in class. This code will mean you can create a longer video for your book trailer.

Making a Book Trailer

Use this tutorial to help you make the most fantastic Book Trailer you can. It has lots of tips and guidelines.


Throne of Glass

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

The Fault in our Stars


Wonder - Student Trailer

The Clockwork Angel