5 More Tips from a Top Book Trailer Maker

5 More Tips from a Top Book Trailer Maker

Book Trailer Maker

Here are 5 more tips from one of the best book trailer producers:

In a previous post we discussed excellent ways to recoup production costs and boost book sales, achieving a kick-butt ROI.

Today, we share the remaining five tips.

  1. Upload the video to your Goodreads author page.

–then, put a note at the beginning of your Goodreads Author page telling viewers to scroll down to see the video.

–it will also show up in the right-hand sidebar of your book’s page under About The Author.


–here’s an example of a Goodreads Author page (add boldface by adding <b> at the beginning and </b> at the end).

–here’s an example of a Goodreads book page (look to the right under About Don Sloan).


  1. Post a link in relevant forums (Goodreads, Reddit, Warrior Forum, and other places).

–each video references a link in the YouTube description leading directly to your book.

–please mention BrilliantBookTrailers.com as producer of the Book Trailer.


  1. Include the link in any Blog Tours in which you may be participating.

–one excellent tour can be found at PumpUpYourBook.com.


  1. Put the link (and resulting thumbnail video player) in your email “signature”.

–this also generates a miniplayer.


  1. Ask those who have reviewed your book to post the video beside the review on their site.

–you’ll be surprised at how many will do so enthusiastically. Here’s an example.


  • BONUS TIP: Send a brief (1-sentence summary, called a “Logline”)) query to this list of Hollywood producers and directors. TRUE STORY: One of our authors sent this trailer off and got a request for a 1-page script treatment within 10 minutes.
  • FINAL BONUS TIP: Achieve eye-popping view results by using this highly reputable YouTube video promoter. We can vouch personally for his integrity and ability to deliver legitimate, organic, full-length views of your video — along with dozens of shares on Facebook and Twitter — and all with YouTube’s blessing. Highly affordable and ultra-effective.
  • FINAL BONUS TIP 2: here’s another good, legitimate promoter of trailers, A little more expensive, but you can set a minimum budget of $100 and get 5,000 high-quality views and a significant number of shares. $200 will get 10,000 views, and so forth.

That’s it! If you’ve already got a book trailer, try some – or all – of these tactics to maximize your ROI. If you don’t have one yet, let us craft the perfect video to help promote your excellent book!




Catch the first 5 tips here!