Guest Post: How To Make a Chilling Book Trailer by RED RIBBONS author Louise Philips

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September 24, 2012 by dmaysone

CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

Today Catherine, Caffeinated is delighted to be hosting a stop on the blog tour celebrating the launch of Louise Philips’ novel, Red Ribbons. Louise is a talented new voice in Irish crime fiction and today she’s here to tell us how she went about making her very creepy book trailer. Welcome, Louise!

“Making a trailer for your novel is a relatively new concept in Ireland, but it was one I was very interested in checking out early in the promotional build up to the publication of my psychological crime thriller Red Ribbons, mainly because …

  1. We are now living in a very visual world.
  2. Videos tend to be short – 30-50 seconds, and are ideal for promoting online via twitter, Facebook etc
  3. They are an excellent way to give a flavour/mood/genre of your novel, relatively instantly.

So where do you begin? Start with the basics:

1. Sketch out a…

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