Promoting books is yet another aspect of the writing process nobodies like myself need to do. With all the networking and free resources available, its important for a writer to get their name out there and participate in the sea of online promotion.
Book trailers are one of the ways authors can promote their work. ZombieBloodFights.com took to the trailers quickly. And after buying some affordable movie-making software, began to develop their content.
Below is the ZBF.com book trailer series for 'Codename: La Lechusa', collected in one place for all to see.
Here's the first one. Its a teaser trailer for the upcoming book. Simple and basic.
BOOK TRAILER 1 - CODNAME: LA LECHUSA
Here's the first follow up, featuring video and more teasing about the main character and her supernatural connection. Click on the link below.
And now, number three. We start building up the character a bit more, adding yet another style of music to it.
BOOK TRAILER 3 - CODENAME: LA LECHUSA
Building up the character even more, hinting yet again at the supernatural/occult power behind her abilities.
BOOK TRAILER 4: CODENAME-LA LECHUSA
By book trailer five, we start to truly establish the character and her intentions.
BOOK TRAILER 5 - CODENAME LA LECHUSA
In the final book trailer, I add a voice over, establishing character with words and music.
Next, then, is the follow up 'interview' trailer, featuring the author talking at a cool location about the book.
There are a lot of great book trailers out there, and a lot of money to be spent on them. I don't have that luxury (yet). But I do have imagination and resources. So the way I see it, there's no excuse for me not to participate in the world of book trailers. Even with the low budget, they're still some of the most unique trailers out there. Very much like the books themselves.
BOWIE V. IBARRA is the author of the 'Down the Road' zombie horror series from Permuted Press and Simon and Schuster. His latest book, 'The Cruel Fate of Dr. Brewster McGill', is a weird
western tale that has been called, 'Lansdale-esque', featuring Aztec magic, snake oil, and the dead rising from the grave to attack the living.
Network with Bowie at his official website, ZombieBloodFights.com.