Make a Book Trailer with PowerPoint

If you guys are like me, you’ve often wanted to make a book video, but had no idea where to start or what you might need. This great post from D. Wallace Peach shows what you can do with Powerpoint, a program many of us are already familiar with. I’m eager to give this a try, and I suspect after you’ve read the post–and SEEN the beautiful video Diana created–you’ll want to try it, too. Check it out, and be sure to pass it along on your social media, thanks. And thank you, Diana, for such a helpful and informative post! 🙂 ❤

Myths of the Mirror

I’m a cheapskate.

I’m also technologically impaired.

So when it came to making a book trailer for Sunwielder’s audiobook pre-release hype, I resorted to the old familiar standby from my years of selling office furniture – MS PowerPoint. The program’s been updated over the past 2 decades, but I still figured it out with some trial and error. And error. And a little more error.

The main thing I learned is regarding sequence:

1. Start with your text: Keep it pithy. I used my book blurb and pared it down to its bare essentials. That gave me about fifteen slides to populate with images.

2. Then add images: I took advantage of Pixabay’s royalty-free, attribution-free images for this one, frequently mashing them together to create a scene. Remember to check copyright details for the images you decide to use.

3. Add transitions: Don’t get too zany, but have fun. Timing…

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8 thoughts on “Make a Book Trailer with PowerPoint

    • It was my pleasure to share, Diana. I decided to let yesterday pass post free, but wanted to get this out first thing today. I don’t know if I can do anything on a par with what YOU did, but I sure wanted everyone to know it was possible, and I’m definitely going to give it a try. Absolutely blown away by your beautiful trailer, and loving Sunwielder as much as I did, it made me want to read it all over again. (OH, for the days when I had time to read and re-read all my favorite books!)

      Thanks so much for sharing what you learned, Diana. I’ll do the same, if I manage to produce something even half as nice. 🙂 ❤

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