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message 1: by S.W. (new)

S.W. (swlothian) | 838 comments Mod
This thread is a great way to show off any great Middle Grade book trailers that you have stumbled upon.


message 2: by S.W. (last edited Jul 16, 2012 05:37AM) (new)

S.W. (swlothian) | 838 comments Mod
First cab off the rank to get this thread started is a book trailer that I am very fond of (can you guess why?

The Golden Scarab (The Quest Series - Book 1) by S.W. Lothian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g701xi...


message 3: by Serena (new)

Serena Schreiber (serena_schreiber) | 76 comments S.W. wrote: "First cab off the rank to get this thread started is a book trailer that I am very fond of (can you guess why?)

[bookcover:Quest One: The Golden Scarab]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bc05h..."


S.W., My daughter's class did a giant Egyptian project / presentation. Must download for her to read. I take it you had the trailer produced professionally?


message 4: by Serena (new)

Serena Schreiber (serena_schreiber) | 76 comments Here's the trailer for Finn's Ship (Finn's Travel #1)
30 seconds - produced with Animoto
http://youtu.be/6ajGRaEEgVc


message 5: by S.W. (new)

S.W. (swlothian) | 838 comments Mod
Serena wrote: "Here's the trailer for Finn's Ship (Finn's Travel #1)
30 seconds - produced with Animoto
http://youtu.be/6ajGRaEEgVc"


Hi Serena,
You've got an excellent book trailer.....great work.
If your daughter loves Egypt and adventure the Quest books are perfect. I made my own trailer. :)


message 6: by Serena (new)

Serena Schreiber (serena_schreiber) | 76 comments S.W., your trailer is amazing. What software do you use?


message 7: by S.W. (new)

S.W. (swlothian) | 838 comments Mod
Serena wrote: "S.W., your trailer is amazing. What software do you use?"

I use Pinnacle :)


message 8: by Scott (new)

Scott Clements (ScottClements) | 43 comments Here's the trailer for my middle grade adventure. Hope you guys enjoy it :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUbFT2...


message 9: by S.W. (new)

S.W. (swlothian) | 838 comments Mod
Congrats Scott that is a fantastic trailer. Well done.


message 10: by Patricia (last edited Jul 22, 2012 02:55AM) (new)

Patricia Puddle (Trishapuddle) | 4 comments Here are the trailers for some of my Middle Grade Books:

Molly Gumnut Rescues a Bandicoot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR-uMA...

Velvet Ball and The Broken Fairy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfkI8I...

Star-Crossed Rascals:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWqwiW...


message 11: by Richard (new)

Richard Due (RichardDue) | 26 comments Here's a book trailer for THE MOON COIN, made by the author's 12-year-old daughter:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaBFmc...

And here's a quick visual tour of the print edition:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWmqXS...


message 12: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Orchard | 54 comments Here's the book trailer for "THE SUPER SPIES AND THE CAT LADY KILLER". Opal Campbell did it for me and I think she did a great job!


message 13: by S.W. (new)

S.W. (swlothian) | 838 comments Mod
Lisa wrote: "Here's the book trailer for "THE SUPER SPIES AND THE CAT LADY KILLER". Opal Campbell did it for me and I think she did a great job!"

Hi Lisa.....you forgot to add the link :)


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Mike Gasaway (00gasman00) | 6 comments How influential are the book trailers? I know a lot depends on reach but do you guys see an increase of sales?
We're going to be shooting a commercial for my book series in the next few weeks and I'm wondering where to promote the stuff.


message 15: by S.W. (new)

S.W. (swlothian) | 838 comments Mod
Mike wrote: "How influential are the book trailers? I know a lot depends on reach but do you guys see an increase of sales?
We're going to be shooting a commercial for my book series in the next few weeks and ..."


I'm not really sure they have much of an impact really. I did mine mainly because it was a different type of creative outlet to show my book. I've always done video editing as a hobby and thought it was a great way to merge the two.
I suppose if you are lucky enough for the trailer to somehow go viral it could be a benefit.


message 16: by Scott (new)

Scott Clements (ScottClements) | 43 comments I agree with S.W. At least from the indie standpoint. I can see how an established/popular author could generate some great buzz about an upcoming release.

It is a fun way to let people know what your book is about though.


message 17: by Michele (last edited Oct 17, 2012 07:08PM) (new)

Michele | 12 comments No idea how much of an impact trailers have on sales. Trailers definitely influence library checkouts. (I'm in a school library).

There is an article in School Library Journal (U.S.) about book trailers. I've not read it yet.


message 18: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Orchard | 54 comments S.W. wrote: "Lisa wrote: "Here's the book trailer for "THE SUPER SPIES AND THE CAT LADY KILLER". Opal Campbell did it for me and I think she did a great job!"

Hi Lisa.....you forgot to add the link :)"


Thanks! I will get it and post it! I can't believe I did that! :) (embarrassed grin)


message 19: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Ledwith | 23 comments Here's my trailer for THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS AND THE ARCH OF ATLANTIS, done by Ghostwriters Extraordinaire...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GerefQ...


message 20: by S.W. (new)

S.W. (swlothian) | 838 comments Mod
Sharon wrote: "Here's my trailer for THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS AND THE ARCH OF ATLANTIS, done by Ghostwriters Extraordinaire...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GerefQ..."


Great trailer Sharon.


message 21: by Robyn (new)

Robyn Parnell (robynopieparnell) | 11 comments Here is the trailer for my novel Maya and the Crystal Skull, written, directed and produced by my husband, Rob Parnell. I hope you enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NwL7z...


message 22: by S.W. (new)

S.W. (swlothian) | 838 comments Mod
Robyn wrote: "Here is the trailer for my novel Maya and the Crystal Skull, written, directed and produced by my husband, Rob Parnell. I hope you enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NwL7z..."


Great job. Looks like a great book. :)


message 23: by Robyn (new)

Robyn Parnell (robynopieparnell) | 11 comments Thanks, SW. Glad you enjoyed the trailer. :)


message 24: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Ledwith | 23 comments Thanks, Steve! I know it's a little pitchy but it gets the book's message out! Cheers!


message 25: by Lee (new)

Lee Landes | 9 comments Hi everyone - Just joined Goodreads a few days ago and saw your discussion yesterday. I was so impressed by the trailers - I decided to make one last night for Brenna and the Horses of Lusayana which I published on Kindle about a week and a half ago. It's not high art but it was fun to make - I'd never even opened that programme before!
I'd like to put a link but it won't come up. Any advice on how to put a youtube link - I've got the address but when I preview it it doesn't work.


message 26: by S.W. (last edited Aug 04, 2012 04:38PM) (new)

S.W. (swlothian) | 838 comments Mod
Lee wrote: "Hi everyone - Just joined Goodreads a few days ago and saw your discussion yesterday. I was so impressed by the trailers - I decided to make one last night for Brenna and the Horses of Lusayana wh..."

Hi Lee,
You need to have your clip open in YouTube, then just copy the address from the top of the page and paste it in the post. It's the simplest way. It should work. Maybe the link doesn't work in preview.
Hint: Compare the address you copy/paste to others on here, if it looks much the same you should be ok)


message 27: by Lee (new)

Lee Landes | 9 comments S.W. wrote: "Lee wrote: "Hi everyone - Just joined Goodreads a few days ago and saw your discussion yesterday. I was so impressed by the trailers - I decided to make one last night for Brenna and the Horses of..."

Thanks S.W. Though now I'm down off my manic energy burst - I'm not so sure it's very good! Still, everything's a work in progress.


message 28: by S.W. (new)

S.W. (swlothian) | 838 comments Mod
Lee wrote: "Thanks S.W. Though now I'm down off my manic energy burst - I'm not so sure it's very good! Still, everything's a work in progress.
..."


Keep that energy burning.... :)


message 29: by Lee (new)

Lee Landes | 9 comments So here's my trailer for Brenna and the Horses of Lusayana. Hope you like it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF9cLL...


message 30: by Mark (new)

Mark Harmon | 4 comments Parents of Small Children Will Love This One.

Here is a short video that shows the latest state-of-the-art KF8 Fixed Formatting techniques being used to create this magical, interactive Kindle ebook that just might be the most fun a parent can ever have teaching their small child to spell the names of 145 of our favorite animals. Here is the video link:

http://bit.ly/SeeHappy2

This Kindle ebook is titled:

TAP-N-SPELL Kids Reading Fun - 145 Fun Animals - Kids Learn to Read and Spell Flashcard Ebooks With Happy the Clown!

This will be some of the greatest fun that you and your child have ever had while teaching your child to spell. Just tap on each of the 145 pictures of fun animals and the spelling of the animal's name will pop up along with a funny kids joke about that animal.

Each page will have amazing fun facts about the last animal on the page. You and your child will laugh all the way through this Kindle ebook while you teach your child to spell the names of each of the 145 fun animals and learn amazing facts about the animals as well.


message 31: by Maggie (new)

Maggie Lyons (goodreadscommaggiel) | 32 comments Here's the link to my YouTube book trailer for my fast-paced adventure story Vin and the Dorky Duet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtgtp_...#!


message 32: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Bulion My new mg novel book trailer!!
THE UNIVERSE OF FAIR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5q40n...


message 33: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Flavin | 4 comments Here's my book trailer for THE CRIMSON SHARD (sequel to THE BLACKHOPE ENIGMA), which Candlewick published in the US last week:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkW2QB...

I had a lot of fun making this!


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Scott Clements (ScottClements) | 43 comments That Pet Finder Kid - Catnapped by Scott Clements
Check out the trailer for my latest middle grade book:

http://youtu.be/rvzMMKZJNGU

Also, I'm doing a giveaway here on goodreads, so check it out.
That Pet Finder Kid - Catnapped


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Jacci (Jaccit) | 57 comments Great job on the trailer!


message 36: by Jacci (new)

Jacci (Jaccit) | 57 comments S.W. wrote: "Serena wrote: "S.W., your trailer is amazing. What software do you use?"

I use Pinnacle :)"


Great job! Jacci


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Jacci (Jaccit) | 57 comments Patricia wrote: "Here are the trailers for some of my Middle Grade Books:

Molly Gumnut Rescues a Bandicoot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR-uMA...

Velvet Bal..."


I really like your art! Your book looks great.


message 38: by Jacci (new)

Jacci (Jaccit) | 57 comments Mike wrote: "How influential are the book trailers? I know a lot depends on reach but do you guys see an increase of sales?
We're going to be shooting a commercial for my book series in the next few weeks and ..."


I'm not sure about MG trailers but for YA, whenever I speak to a class, I always show the trailer first and then the kids are hooked. I keep mine short!


message 39: by Jacci (new)

Jacci (Jaccit) | 57 comments S.W. wrote: "Sharon wrote: "Here's my trailer for THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS AND THE ARCH OF ATLANTIS, done by Ghostwriters Extraordinaire...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GerefQ..."

Great trailer Sharon."


Well done!


message 40: by S.W. (new)

S.W. (swlothian) | 838 comments Mod
Thanks to you too Jacci ...... for wafting in like a fresh breath of positive vibes for all. :)


message 41: by L.S. (new)

L.S. Hullinger | 26 comments Wow, Jacci, I can see why they are hooked! That's a great trailer! I don't have the talent to create a trailer, but I did have a little fun with 'orb hunting' for my book, and posted this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlsw1h... on my site.


message 42: by Jacci (new)

Jacci (Jaccit) | 57 comments Wow, cool!


message 43: by Peter (new)

Peter Millett (PeterMillett) | 29 comments Hi all

Here is my tongue-in-cheek book trailer. Designed with the 'dress classy, dance cheesy' methodology to amuse. (Hopefully)

http://youtu.be/A81nyY9fPh4

Cheers

Peter


message 44: by V.K. (new)

V.K. Finnish | 77 comments I've just put out my second MG book and here's the trailer for it. Thanks for watching! :-)

The Minotaur Riddlebook trailer


message 45: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Walters | 2 comments Hi everyone!

I recently published my first middle-grade book, Charis: Journey to Pandora's Jar through Booktrope publishing. My brother illustrated both the cover art and the internal pictures. He's fantastic! Here is the trailer we put together for the book. I hope you enjoy it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99iyFZ...


message 46: by Chad (new)

Chad I kind of love this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxsCU...

Tell me what you think.


message 47: by S.W. (new)

S.W. (swlothian) | 838 comments Mod
Chad wrote: "I kind of love this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxsCU...

Tell me what you think."


Looks great ... added it to my TBR list


message 48: by Maggie (new)

Maggie Lyons (goodreadscommaggiel) | 32 comments Here's the trailer for Vin and the Dorky Duet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtgtp_...


message 49: by Alicia (new)

Alicia Rivoli (arivolibooks) | 8 comments Here is the trailer for the 2nd book in my MG fantasy series Rings of Enchantment (The Enchantment Series, #2) by Alicia RivoliRings of Enchantment.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XJss_F4fSTU

The first book is titled Mere Enchantment Mere Enchantment by Alicia Rivoli


message 50: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Newton (ElizabethNewton) | 12 comments Hope it's okay to put my own trailers on here too. I have three trailers so far for the first three books in my series "Train Flight"
Moon Man (Train Flight, #1) by Elizabeth Newton The Birth of Salvation (Train Flight, #2) by Elizabeth Newton The Sanctuary (Train Flight, #3) by Elizabeth Newton

Moon Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOEvF...
The Birth of Salvation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3tNk...
The Sanctuary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3hb1...

Hope you enjoy.


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