We recently helped an author find excellent, professional – but still affordable – professionals to make a book trailer for book promotion. If you’re an author publishing a book, and you want people to read it, you need to take advantage of the popularity of video websites like YouTube and create a short (1 minute or less) introduction to your book.
There are many choices; book trailers are getting increasingly creative and unusual. They’ve even set up a competition (the Moby Awards) for the best and worst book trailers. Basically, you just don’t want something cheesy made on windows movie maker. You want something professional designed with Adobe AfterEffects or a similar program; you want it to be professionally done and look high quality.
Traditional publishers will tell you to spend several thousand dollars on your book trailer. We don’t think that’s necessary. We used Elance and Freelancer to get bids from qualified professionals for a 1 minute book trailer for under $250.
While we finally chose a designer from the Ukraine (3dtree), the others listed below also have high quality work. If you’re looking for cheap, professional book trailer design and production services we recommend checking out the following websites to find a style you like, and then contact them saying what you need (under 1minute book trailer, around $250). You’ll be glad you did.
Lowest Price (Less than $150!):