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10 Author Videos That Merge Cinema and Books (Updated!)

That said, trailers aren’t the only way authors can promote books with video. Right now 71% of all online activity involves watching video. Creatives in the publishing and film industries are inventing new ways to reach out to readers. Author videos are just one example. Here’s a look at some of the best author videos online. From bestselling established authors like James Patterson and Anthony Swofford to successful self-published authors, and even legendary rock icons!

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50 Most Cinematic Book Trailers Ever Made (Updated)!

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Cinematic book trailers are not only useful and ground-breaking in the book community right now, but some book trailers are even winning awards. They are that amazing! When a 1-minute, cinematic book trailer is able to capture the essence of 300+ pages, an award is more than deserving. Here are the 50 most cinematic book trailers ever made–the best, the greatest, and the most viewed. Prepare yourself for fandom bliss.

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How To Use A Book Trailer Or Mood Reel To Pitch To Netflix (Updated)

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Right now everyone has an idea or a story they want to pitch to Netflix. Pitching a great story idea to the mother of all streaming platforms is no easy task but it’s not impossible. After all, Netflix is designed to churn out seasons of binge-worthy shows to keep viewers hooked and these ideas come from filmmakers, writers, and producers who are people just like you…except they’ve already found their connection.  

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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


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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The 10 Most-Viewed Book Trailers of All Time (UPDATED)!

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Let’s face it, with everyone watching video in copious amounts, it should be no surprise that the cinematic book trailer is more popular and effective for commercial fiction as well as indie authors than ever. Quality production makes for attention-grabbing, often emotional experiences for viewers. Some of the most-viewed book trailers of all time have reached millions of people! Let’s take a look at some of these fantastic book trailers and why they’re so amazing.

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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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