Tuesday, October 4, 2011

WHY HAVE A BOOK TRAILER?

Linda Barnett-Johnson

WHY HAVE A BOOK TRAILER?

Most of you know me as one of the editors of Long Story Short, the ezine for writers. That's only part of what I do with and for writers. I also edit/proofread fiction and non-fiction; I promote books by helping authors as a virtual assistant arranging blog tours, radio interviews, social networking and just about anything you may need to promote your book. AND I CREATE BOOK TRAILERS!

Research shows that the more visual the input becomes, the more likely it is to be recognized and recalled. The phenomenon is so pervasive, it has been given its own name: the pictorial superiority effect, or PSE.

Here's a video I did for author Cal Orey's new book, The Healing Powers of Honey -

Not to be outdone by YouTube, most of the major search engines now allow uploading videos directly into their system. AOL, Yahoo and Google are only three of which have video sites. Most of the hugely popular social media networks such as MySpace, Facebook and even Twitter have a feature that lets you upload videos to their sites. By submitting the videos to other social bookmarking sites such a Digg or Stumbleupon, the videos reach another vast audience in a way the written word could never do. Get in on the video marketing boom and you'll increase your book sales with the use of a brand new tool!

Remember, the success of your book is highly dependent upon your ability to market. A popular way to reach your chosen audience is to have a book trailer.

Here's a fun Halloween video I created - you horror writers could use one of these!

SPECIAL OFFER!

For the month of October, I am offering you a discount of 20% on trailers over one minute in length. Not only will I give your trailer that "awesome" factor, but I will add original instrumental music for that special touch. Whether the genre is: action, adventure, crime, detective, fantasy, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction, western, inspirational, self-help, memoir, thriller, Christian or poetry, I can deliver what you need. Please contact me by email or visit my website
www.lindabarnett-johnson.com. I look forward to working with you.

TESTIMONIALS

"Linda Barnett-Johnson is a terrific virtual assistant. She is an expert in networking amongst many other competencies. Diligent, friendly, on time and resourceful. I am so happy that our paths crossed and I am able to utilize her services.

~Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein,
Positive Psychologist and
Author of The Truth (I'm a girl, I'm smart and I know everything)


"I have been in partnership with Linda Barnett-Johnson for more than 8 years (though we've never met!) She is without a doubt the most reliable, steadfast, dutiful person I have ever known. She never lets you down and is a joy to work with. She has a vast business background which serves her very well in all endeavors. Her Internet marketing skills are excellent, she has a keen editor's eye and her proofreading is beyond compare! Do I think she is terrific? You bet!"

~Denise Cassino
Senior Editor, Long Story Short
JV Marketing Specialist

BOOK TRAILERS

30 SECOND
BOOK TRAILER

INCLUDES :

3 SLIDES OR VIDEOS
BOOK COVER
ORIGINAL MUSIC.

AUTHOR PROVIDES TEXT/COPY
$159


Video: Books for Education


45 - 90 SECOND BOOK TRAILER

INCLUDES

UP TO 10 IMAGES,
BOOK COVER,
PHOTO OF AUTHOR
ORIGINAL MUSIC


COLLABORATION ON TEXT/COPY
$259

Sample Video: Halloween Story by Linda Barnett-Johnson


2-MINUTE BOOK TRAILER

INCLUDES:

UP TO 20 IMAGES
BOOK COVER
AUTHOR PHOTO/BIO
TEXT CONSULTING
ORIGINAL MUSIC

COLLABORATION ON TEXT/COPY
$349

Sample Video: The Healing Powers of Honey by Cal Orey

EDITING/PROOFREADING

(books) Determined after project review. Rewriting of Book(s) will be the same per page agreement

Short Stories - $3.00 per page $10.00 minimum per story.

Rewriting of $3.00 per page

Copywriting for websites, newsletters, business letters, etc. - NO AD COPY - priced on a per project basis

Document design and layout - no Spreadsheets - priced on a per project basis


Contact me at writingfriend@yahoo.com

Thank you,

Linda

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