Thursday, August 09, 2007

My Very First Book Trailer!

Well, here it is: the book trailer for One Night in Boston. It was my first attempt, but I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out. For anyone who's interested, I used these links for help: Creating Multi-Media Slide Shows and How To Make a Book Trailer. Altogether I'd say it took me 10-12 hours to complete and cost me $6.00 total (to download the sound clip from this site.

The one thing I'm trying to figure out now is how to format it into a .flv or .mov file (right now it's in a .wmv file). Anyone know if this is possible?

Update on my sick kitty: thanks to everyone for the positive thoughts and prayers. After a bit of touch and go, it looks as though he's going to be coming home either today or tomorrow. He's older, 12 years old, and the poor thing has been diagnosed with heart disease. This means medication for the rest of his life; it also means the rest of his life is going to be anywhere from a few months to a couple of years. But you know what? He's coming home, which is the most important thing.

Makes you realize how much you take things for granted.

Enjoy the trailer!


ollie1976 said...

Awesome trailer Allie. I'm so happy to read that your kitty is coming home.

MaryF said...

Wow, that's great!!!!

Diesel said...

Way to go! I would suggest going to a site like and searching for "wmv converter" or something. Usually you can find some free software to do a conversion like that.

Marianne Arkins said...

I'll happily share this on my blog tomorrow... It's a great trailer!

And I'm both thrilled and sad for kitty. Bailey takes meds twice a day for arthritis, so I can understand. But, yes, he is coming home -- a place, I imagine, he'll be treated like a king.

mary lou said...

Really like the trailer. You did a GREAT job on creating it and thanks for the link. I am sure with some searching we can find a WMV converter.

Glad the kitty is on his way home and hopefully with meds he will be fine for a very long time.

Diane Craver said...

You did a great job on your trailer. Thanks for the links. I'm hoping my daughter can make a trailer for me before she leaves for college but not looking too hopeful. I hope your trailer will help sell lots of books for you and it should - it's very well done.

Glad to hear your kitty is back home!