Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Book Trailer Adventure

Over the last few days, I've been very domestic. I changed a light bulb and cleaned my toilet. I might even get around to sweeping the pine needles off my porch sometime this week.

I blog at two other sites, The Ink Ladies and ANWA Founder & Friends. One of the writers on Ink Ladies, Robyn Heirtzler, told this week how she created a book trailer for her novel, Against My Will. It looked like a fun thing to do, and I posted a blog about the subject on Ink Ladies.

The upshot of all this is that I created a book trailer for my first novel, The Man from Shenandoah. Here is the YouTube addy for the trailer. I'd love it if you visited the site and left a comment.

Okay, I got brave and clicked on an icon I haven't used before. It tells me that I'm going to have a video of the book trailer just below here. We shall see if I did it right. If I didn't, use the link above to enjoy the trailer on YouTube.


Ooo, that was fun! I can't seem to get enough of this. If you haven't read my book yet, I hope you are sufficiently intrigued that you will go right out and order it.

So much for domesticity and pine needles. I've got to go do another trailer, this time for Ride to Raton.


  1. This book trailer is GREAT!!!
    Way to go, Marsha! You are multi-talented. Loved it!!


  2. THANK YOU, Stephanie! I enjoyed doing it.

  3. Fern J. Hill12:50 PM

    Way to go, Marsha. I love it. Just heard about book trailers at an author's conference last week and now I want one for Charley's Choice.

    I'm adding your book to my list. Sounds like a great story.

    Keep up the great work and setting a fine example for us newbies.

    Fern J. Hill

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  4. Thanks so much, Fern. I appreciate you buying my book.

    I did the trailer using Windows Movie Maker, which comes with Windows on PCs. Maybe a Vista user can confirm that it's still part of the package. Once I got the hang of the program--which didn't take too long for me, it being similar to music programs I've used--I was able to put the trailer together. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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