OK, it might need a bit of tweaking but, as it’s home made, I’m quite proud of it 🙂
25 Comments on "My Book Trailer – let me show you it :)"
Very nice, especially that pause before you reveal just who Joshua has fallen in love with; only “can defeat (…) defeat true love” is a somewhat funny question. 😉
Fantastic ! And I really enjoyed the clever use of the paintings ! Did you consider the idea of adding a soundtrack ? Something a bit martial by Haendel (e.g. the starting of Zadok the Priest) might do – at least for my biased 18th century tastes ;D
But I suppose there is that annoying problem of copyright…
Yikes…it’s gone? Dangnabit.
Sorry about that! I edited it to add music. But now it’s back again, improved 🙂
The music is a lovely addition !
Let me guess: Mozart ? 🙂
(might be wrong – after a night shif, I’m not usually at my best)
Let me guess: Mozart ?
Indeed 🙂 Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 very badly played by what sounds like a school orchestra. Sadly the choice of free, copyright free music was very limited indeed!
Also I’ve edited the text a bit so everything flows a bit more smoothly.
Now I must actually do some writing! Do you at least get to rest for a bit now?
Very nicely done blog and website. Lots of fresh content — I’ll be sure to visit again.
Thanks so much, Josh! I migrated over here in protest over LJ’s flagging scheme and sale to SUP. I’m finding it not quite possible to make a complete break, though. All my friends are still on LJ!
I’m really pleased you think the blog looks interesting! Excellent! Thank you, and I’ll try to keep it up 😉
I’m hopeless: I forgot the mosti mportant detail: the syntax for the quotes is [blockquote]….[/blockquote]. Of course, as in LJ, you have to use in the place of the square brackets.
In your reply up there (#3 *points up*) you ask: “It should read, ‘can battle and shipwreck, defeat and the hangman’s noose, defeat true love?’ Is that wrong?” I think maybe Wulfila meant the repeated use of “defeat.” If so, maybe vanquish, end, conquer, or something else instead in the last phrase there?
Anywho, nicely done! I, for one, am quite intrigued. *applauds*
I think maybe Wulfila meant the repeated use of “defeat.”
Yes, that was what I meant. 😉 While it is grammatically correct, I would probably not use “defeat” twice in one sentence (especially as defeat is among the things that do the defeating), unless it is a conscious play on words.
Yes, that was what I meant. 😉 While it is grammatically correct, I would probably not use “defeat” twice in one sentence.
*G* Yes, I figured it out in the end! At first I was so close to it that I couldn’t even see the problem 🙂 But now it says ‘can battle and shipwreck, defeat and the hangman’s noose destroy true love?’
That was part of the reason why there’s now a version #2 😉 Thank you!
What a fantastic idea! This is really making people curious (and will certainly convince them to order!)
Congratulations, this turned out really fine!
Very cool promo, Alex. The book looks great.
Hee! Thanks, elfscribe 🙂 It’s not quite so flashy as some of the other trailers I’ve seen, but if it makes the book look good, that’s all I could hope for 🙂
And… it either hates me or has disappeared again. ^^
What I did not know is that there were book trailers!!
*g* I didn’t know either until a couple of months ago. When I first heard of them I thought they were something terribly complicated, but it turns out that they’re just an advanced sort of slideshow. Not a bad idea really, except that I’ve never seen one which made me actually want to read the book!
What an interesting way to get people interested in reading! Book trailers are like movie trailers, but for books! You can find them all over the internet now, but here is a site that’s featuring them on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/booktrailers
Thanks Sandeeps! I’m glad you like the look of the book trailer 🙂 And yes, I made this one because I had seen lots of them all over and thought ‘what a good idea!’ Now I just wish I had more places to put it. I’m going to book mark your link, thanks!
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