Once Upon a Time….

karendowdall

This idea is fantastic! I am going to try to do it. Thank you Diane, this is awesome. Karen 🙂

Myths of the Mirror

I’m a cheapskate.

I’m also technologically impaired.

So when it came to making a book trailer for Sunwielder’s audiobook pre-release hype, I resorted to the old familiar standby from my years of selling office furniture – MS PowerPoint. The program’s been updated over the past 2 decades, but I still figured it out with some trial and error. And error. And a little more error.

The main thing I learned is regarding sequence:

1. Start with your text: Keep it pithy. I used my book blurb and pared it down to its bare essentials. That gave me about fifteen slides to populate with images.

2. Then add images: I took advantage of Pixabay’s royalty-free, attribution-free images for this one, frequently mashing them together to create a scene. Remember to check copyright details for the images you decide to use.

3. Add transitions: Don’t get too zany, but have fun. Timing…

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6 thoughts on “Make a Book Trailer with PowerPoint

  1. You always manage to find such interesting posts when you aren’t writing them yourself!

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    1. KC, that is the sweetest thing to say. Thank you so much. 🙂

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  2. Thank you for posting this, Karen! It’s a fantastic idea!!

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    1. Liz, my pleasure. Diane always shares new things that she has discovered and I plan to do a book trailer for each of my books. Karen Anna 🙂

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  3. I look forward to seeing them!

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    1. Me too. Heaven knows what they will look like. 🙂

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