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    The other day the publishing company that published my book sent me an offer from their marketing department to have a "professionally produced" video book trailer made to promote my book. For the standard price of $1,249.00 USD, this included up to 10 still images, text on the screen and music and 30 seconds in length. If I chose their "Premium" service I would get a 60 second video, with up to 20 still images, and both on screen text and a narrator, for the price of $2,299.00 USD.

    I thought to myself, "How many books would I need to sell to recoup the cost through royalties?" (No way that is going to happen!) So, I made my own trailer:

    EDIT: August 21, 2010 Here is a revised version as suggested by Tim later in the thread:

    Last edited by worddigger; 08-21-2010 at 07:49 AM.

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    And how long did you spend on it?

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    It would be interesting to see what their "professionally produced" trailers look like. Have you got any links Digger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigben654321 View Post
    And how long did you spend on it?
    A few hours this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gaffer View Post
    It would be interesting to see what their "professionally produced" trailers look like. Have you got any links Digger?
    They have some Sample Videos on their website, at the bottom left-side of the page at this link: https://www.createspace.com/Services...okTrailers.jsp

    I think my home-made 30 second product is superior. What do you think?

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    I definitely think that you've saved a couple'a'thousand bucks.

    Certainly your vid is better than the standard service, their premium trailers were taking so long to load that I gave up but before I did, I got the impression that they won't be any better than your video. It seems they have a formula and just change the content depending on the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gaffer View Post
    I definitely think that you've saved a couple'a'thousand bucks.

    Certainly your vid is better than the standard service, their premium trailers were taking so long to load that I gave up but before I did, I got the impression that they won't be any better than your video. It seems they have a formula and just change the content depending on the book.
    Yea, that's what I figured...Hacks!

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    It's a good money making scheme though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigben654321 View Post
    It's a good money making scheme though...
    Yes, indeed!

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    Whilst the making of the video is one thing, I did think that key to the package was distribution. Then I read the T&Cs whisch states they'll stick it on YouTube & GoogleVideos (and possibly some other "Internet Outlet" sites), with a posibility of amazon and createspace.

    Seems like great value to me (insert sarcasm smiley)

    The other think I likes was the timeline to produce the video: 7-9 weeks! I'm notoriously slow, but send me the stills & suggested content and I'm sure even I could knock out three or four per day of at least that quality.

    Digger - Your "quickie" is every bit as good as the samples, but a stripped down & reworded version of your "Gap" video would look stunning by comparison.
    Tim

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