Posted on October 15, 2008 by H. L. Dyer
My book trailer is posted on youtube. Along with a shorter version.
I’ve discovered you can view various stats on your videos when you post them.
For my original book trailer, I have viewers from about 20 states so far, but mostly it’s just one or two random views. Most of my viewers, naturally, are in Illinois.
But today I peeked at my stats and was quite surprised to see that Alaska is coming in as a strong number two. I have half as many viewers from Alaska as from Illinois, and that’s including myself in the Illinois group (I haven’t found a way to copy the code for my video without accidentally triggering a “visit”)
I don’t know ANYONE in Alaska. I don’t even know OF anybody in Alaska, except for the Palin family.
So… what other explanation is there?
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Posted on October 7, 2008 by H. L. Dyer
I decided that the original mock-up trailer I made was a bit too long. So, I’ve edited to just under the 2:30-minute mark.
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Posted on September 29, 2008 by H. L. Dyer
So, everybody (and their brother) makes book trailers these days. Or so it seems.
I’ve greatly enjoyed watching them, but had no plans of making one myself. After all, I am seeking representation… not published yet. And I wanted to use the song with the lyrics snippet that inspired me with the idea in the first place, but I don’t have rights to it.
Once I discovered Windows Movie Maker was already installed on my laptop, I decided to make a quick mock-up… just to test it out and I loaded it into youtube so I could show it to a few friends, but was hesitant to post it here.
As an aspiring novelist, I have deep respect for intellectual property rights.
But today, I noticed a little marker on my youtube file… the music I used (Half-Acre by Hem) has been claimed by its copyright holder and they do not object to it’s use on youtube. Score!
So, here’s my mock-up trailer. Eventually, if I’m marketing impending publication, I have some fabulous photographer friends I intend to hire to take some pictures for a new version. The ones I’ve used for the mock-up are mostly public domain pics and a few of my own.
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