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Why Book Trailers and Cinematic Author Videos Are The New Book Launch (Updated)!

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In light of the lockdown non-events of 2020, it’s easy to see why book trailers and cinematic author videos are the new book launch. Since nobody knows how long the stay-at-home orders and social distancing will last and when we will be able to gather again for book readings by authors touring new works, the traditional book launch events need to be tweaked a little bit and spiced up with some tech. Book trailers have been steadily gaining popularity over the last decade–nowadays they’re a must for authors releasing new works or for those who want to give a marketing boost to their older stuff. 

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How To Promote Your Book Trailer On Instagram

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Today we tackle the problem of how to promote your book trailer on Instagram. Contrary to what Madonna said, we live in an immaterial world. A visual world of intangible, ethereal images encased in glass, metal, and plastic boxes. This window to “reality” is also the place where books are bought and sold to the masses. However, there is a step that must come before such transactions can take place. Yes, that step is promoting the book trailer on the internet.

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12 Free Videos that are Better than an MFA in Creative Writing

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Are you interested in creative writing? Wait! Before you spend more than you’ll ever make as a writer on your first month’s tuition getting a Creative Writing degree, watch these videos. This is your free MFA program in creative writing, courtesy of Film 14. You can thank us in the preface of your debut novel. Check out what these modern legends of literature have to say about the craft of creative writing and start hitting the page with your thoughts. When you’re done, we’re positive you’ll agree that these 12 free videos are better than an MFA in creative writing. 

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A Decade Of Book Trailers 

A Decade Of Book Trailers

The twenty-tens was a decade of book trailers like never before. In fact, book trailers barely even existed in the early 2000s. A lot has changed in the book trailer world since then, especially over the past ten years. The format has evolved significantly as the cultural importance of social media has been amplified to the level of becoming a “necessity” for participating in modern society. That’s a scary thought, but it’s a good thing for book trailers. Authors need them now more than ever.

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The 14 Best Book Trailers of 2021

Best Book Trailers Of 2021

The 14 best book trailers of 2021 deserve their just desserts. Thankfully, we’re here to give it to them! Yes, many things happen when the end of the year plops itself down on us. But do you know what the most exciting part of the holiday season is? That’s right! Looking back at all of the incredible book trailers released over the past year. We scraped the internet with a fine-toothed comb to bring you these amazing book trailers. So, heat yourself up some hot apple cider, put another log on the fire, and cozy up with this best of 2021 list. Cheers!   

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