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Build Your Own Book Trailer

Last Updated -  December 1, 2021

 

Hello,

 

The video production team at Alpha Book Publisher has decided to shorten all of our book trailers to be within 13-14-seconds, so they can be eligible for the standard 15-seconds TV commercial format.

 

As a result, we have created your very own page for the book trailer production on our website. Click the link below to access your 13-14 second book trailer sample.

Please keep in mind that this is only a sample.

To navigate the video production and tv commercial journey, we have established the following steps below and the appropriate turnaround times to seeing your trailer on tv ads.

 

STEP 1: FOOTAGE

 

Right now we’re currently on Step 1. Please choose one of the following options below:

 

OPTION A: If you’d like to keep the sample footage, then send us an email reply that you are satisfied with the footage and would like to move to step 2.

 

OPTION B: If you are not satisfied with the footage sample, then please choose only one category from STYLE and only 1 category from THEME below, and we will send you 2 exemplary footage samples from each category. You will then have the opportunity to choose between the 4 next exemplary footage samples.

 

What style do you want your book trailer footage to look like?

Choose only 1 category below and we’ll send you 3-5 footage templates to choose from. 

 

STYLES:

 

  1. Modern (790)

  2. Minimalist (500)

  3. Animated (450)

  4. Simple (430)

  5. Bold (360)

  6. Photo (350)

  7. Colorful (350)

  8. Creative (250)

  9. Illustration (230)

  10. Elegant (200)

  11. Abstract (200)

  12. Corporate (190)

  13. Minimal (190)

  14. Clean (180)

  15. Fun (180)

  16. Happy (150)

  17. Border (130)

  18. Gradient (120)

  19. Line (120)

  20. Cute (110)

  21. Lines (110)

  22. Aesthetic (95)

  23. New (95)

  24. Playful (94)

  25. Geometric (86)

  26. Professional (85)

  27. Feminine (84)

  28. Gold (80)

  29. Neon (78)

  30. Fitness (75)

  31. Floral (64)

  32. Light (63)

  33. Pastel (63)

  34. Dark (62)

  35. Circle (61)

  36. Black And White (58)

  37. Dots (58)

  38. Texture (54)

  39. Polaroid (53)

  40. Organic (52)

  41. Script (48)

  42. Tech (48)

  43. Retro (47)

  44. Festive (45)

  45. Grid (45)

  46. Collage (42)

  47. Arrow (40)

  48. Watercolor (34)

  49. Rectangle (32)

  50. Vibrant (31)

  51. Pattern (30)

  52. Vintage (29)

  53. Frame (27)

  54. Classy (26)

  55. Sparkle (26)

  56. Blob (25)

  57. Cool (24)

  58. Beautiful (18)

  59. Funny (18)

  60. Luxury (18)

  61. Illustrated (17)

  62. Cartoon (15)

  63. Charcoal (13)

  64. Classic (13)

  65. Grunge (11)

  66. Maximalist (11)

  67. Curved Text (10)

  68. Round (9)

  69. Funky (8)

  70. Glitter (6)

  71. Rainbow (6)

  72. Marble (5)

  73. Glow (4)

  74. Rustic (4)

  75. Art Deco (3)

  76. Sketch (3)

  77. Artistic (2)

  78. Calligraphy (2)

  79. Handwriting (2)

  80. Hipster (2)

  81. Logo (2)

  82. Table (2)

  83. Blank (1)

  84. Cursive (1)

  85. Dotted (1)

  86. Nautical (1)


 

What theme do you want your book trailer footage to look like?

Choose only 1 category below and we’ll send you 3-5 footage templates to choose from. Note: If you’re satisfied with the footage sample provided to you on the link above, you do not need to choose any of the categories below. Scroll down to STEP 2 to continue.

 

THEME:

 

  1. YouTube (470)

  2. Pink (210)

  3. Photo (180)

  4. Business (130)

  5. Fashion (100)

  6. Corporate (99)

  7. Greeting (86)

  8. Sale (85)

  9. Company (84)

  10. Work (78)

  11. Line (71)

  12. Illustration (68)

  13. Fun (61)

  14. Party (61)

  15. Quote (60)

  16. Beauty (59)

  17. New Year (58)

  18. Slideshow (57)

  19. Gaming (54)

  20. Event (51)

  21. New (50)

  22. Background (47)

  23. Ad (45)

  24. Collage (42)

  25. Travel (42)

  26. Thank You (41)

  27. Black And White (40)

  28. Birthday (38)

  29. Technology (38)

  30. Fitness (37)

  31. Holiday (34)

  32. Education (33)

  33. Tutorial (33)

  34. Family (32)

  35. Food (32)

  36. Marketing (31)

  37. Music (31)

  38. Typography (31)

  39. Announcement (30)

  40. Computer (30)

  41. Health (30)

  42. Clothing (29)

  43. Floral (29)

  44. Christmas (28)

  45. Sport (28)

  46. Motivational (27)

  47. Workout (27)

  48. Art (24)

  49. Inspirational (23)

  50. Makeup (22)

  51. Post (22)

  52. Nature (21)

  53. Sports (20)

  54. Funny (18)

  55. Halloween (18)

  56. Real Estate (18)

  57. Student (18)

  58. Architecture (17)

  59. Hanukkah (17)

  60. Love (16)

  61. Wedding (16)

  62. Newsroom (15)

  63. School (15)

  64. Vintage (15)

  65. Pet (14)

  66. Retail (14)

  67. Advertising (12)

  68. Back to School (12)

  69. Class (12)

  70. Personal (12)

  71. Dance (11)

  72. Gym (11)

  73. In-Stream Ad (11)

  74. Restaurant (11)

  75. Thanksgiving (11)

  76. Icon (10)

  77. Teacher (10)

  78. Yoga (10)

  79. Achievement (9)

  80. Car (9)

  81. Friendship (9)

  82. Invitation (9)

  83. Product (9)

  84. Welcome (9)

  85. Festival (8)

  86. Anniversary (7)

  87. Artist (7)

  88. Baby (7)

  89. Block (7)

  90. Chinese (7)

  91. Engagement (7)

  92. Gift (7)

  93. Kids (7)

  94. Service (7)

  95. Bar (6)

  96. Beach (6)

  97. Chinese New Year (6)

  98. Costume (6)

  99. Daily (6)

  100. Drink (6)

 

The categories above are only if you’re interested in receiving more footage samples.

After you choose 1 category from THEME and another 1 category from STYLE, we will send you 2-4 footage samples within 5-7 business days.

 

Note: If you’re already satisfied with the footage sample provided to you on the link above, you do not need to choose any of the categories above. Scroll down to STEP 2 to continue.


 

STEP 2: SCRIPT

 

On the exemplary footage we sent to you, the first sentence of your book description was most likely used. If you want to change this to provide your own script, please reply to this email with a script that is 15-30 words long.

 

STEP 3: BACKGROUND MUSIC

The following links contain royalty-free music used by animated content managers, Youtube channels, brand name commercials, and movie producers from around the world. The author may choose from 1 up to 3 of your favorite tracks and send it to their Author Rep...

  1. https://www.bensound.com/  

  2. https://www.fesliyanstudios.com/ 

  3. https://www.audioblocks.com/

  4. https://www.soundstripe.com/2

  5. https://taketones.com/

 

STEP 4: FINAL DRAFT

After steps 1-3 are completed by the author and sent to us through an email reply, a member of our Video Production Team is assigned to process the information you sent to us and update the trailer.

Book trailers are processed in the order it is received. In any given month, our Video Production Team is processing 50-60 trailers at a time. See the turnaround time below for receiving the final draft.

 

If you are on the classic plan or higher, the turnaround time to receiving the FINAL DRAFT will be 3-4 weeks - after you have approved the footage and completed steps 2 and 3. 

 

If you are on the starter or rookie plan, the turnaround time will be 4-6 weeks.

 

STEP 5: POTENTIAL REVISION REQUESTS

If you decide to make any edits to the script or request a change of footage, background music or placement of text, font, color or any other, please be mindful that the turnaround time for these changes will be 7-10 days, and may go up to 14 days, depending on how many revision requests we receive for a given period of time.

Depending on the professional voiceover expert and their fee structure, professional voiceover revision fees may apply. More info below.

 

STEP 6: PROFESSIONAL VOICEOVER

Once the FINAL DRAFT has been sent to you, and you approve of it, we will move on to STEP 5.  The turnaround time for this step is entirely dependent on one of the two options below.

 

Option 1: I will record the script myself through vocaroo.com or my phone’s recording app and send an email reply to this thread. Turnaround TIme: FASTEST.

 

Option 2: I would like to have a professional voiceover. 

  • For authors on the classic or higher publishing plans, or who purchased the book trailer production and tv ads separately, the professional narration has already been added to the cost of the publishing plans - and there is no out-of-pocket expense.

  • For authors on the starter and rookie plan, professional voiceover narration fees may apply.

 

Once the final draft has been approved on STEP 4 and STEP 5, more specific information will be provided for STEP 6.

 

Below are the approximate turnaround times for each of the steps above.

 

STEP 1 TURNAROUND TIME:

If you don’t approve of the trailer sample sent to you, then you must choose 1 category from STYLE and another category from THEME.

You will then receive 2-4 footage samples to choose from within 5-7 business days, based on the categories you have chosen.

 

Once you receive the footage samples and approve one of the footage samples, then we will consider step 1 completed and move to steps 2-3 turnaround time below.

 

STEPS 2-4 TURNAROUND TIME:

If you approve of the sample trailer footage provided to you above, then you automatically move to the steps 2-3 turnaround time.

 

Simply send us the information we need on steps 2 and 3 so your book trailer will be improved to one of its final drafts.

 

Turnaround time varies depending on the Publishing Plan. 

 

If you are on the classic plan or higher, the turnaround time to receiving the FINAL DRAFT will be 3-4 weeks - after you have approved the footage and completed steps 2 and 3. 

 

If you are on the starter or rookie plan, the turnaround time will be 4-6 weeks.


 

STEP 5: POTENTIAL REVISION REQUESTS

If you decide to make any edits to the script or request a change of footage, background music or placement of text, font, color or any other, please be mindful that the turnaround time for these changes will be 7-10 days, and may go up to 14 days, depending on how many revision requests we receive for a given period of time. Depending on the professional voiceover expert and their fee structure, professional voiceover revision fees may apply. More info is below.

 

STEP 6 TURNAROUND TIME (Professional Voiceover)

There is no specific turnaround time for Option 1 as the book trailer voiceover is entirely dependent on the author’s

 

However, for Step 2, the turnaround time is as follows:

  • 7-10 days.

 

Once the final draft has been approved on STEP 4 and STEP 5, more specific information will be provided for STEP 6.

 

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DEFINITIONS

 

1. 'Buy the Book Today At'

 

- The URL has not been posted yet. The link that directs to your Author/Book Page will most likely be used

to supplement the dots that show up at the bottom of 'Buy the Book At' on the FINAL DRAFT of your book trailer.

This will be the last item added, after the FINAL DRAFT has been completed and approved by the author.

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