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You tell me.

Visually excellent, but your narration sounds a little hurried and breathless to me - as if you're nervous. My recomendation would be to try slowing down a little. You could also continue to narrate while the text is on screen at the end, as not much else is happening then and in my opinion (and it is just my opinion) it could do with livening up a little.
It was my first one. I've gotten better control over the mic and my voice. The more I do the better they are--like most things in life.
I thought it sounded all right. I had a trailer done a month or so ago and have put it on my websites, my space and utube but so far it hasn't done anything. I don't know if it's the way they did the trailer or what. It's also on this site so if anyone wants to see it and let me know what they think. I paid 150 to have it done, and can barely afford that. If it had worked, I'd of had one done for my motorcycle book, but since it hasn't , I don't think I'll waste any more money on them. Shirley
Do you have a link for your video? Where do you upload them?
Here are the links to some of the videos I have produced.

The last one is one I did for a client.

I have posted on YouTube, Aol, Yahoo, MySpace, Gather, my blogs, my page here, There are many places to put them, The key is to get the right SEO key words to draw traffic. I need to change mine to be more active.
Photostory creates a video file that is specially optimized for still photos. If you open that file in Windows Movie Maker and then resave it, it should convert it to a proper video format that YouTube will be happy with, although the size of the file grows considerably.
Hi Emily:

Thank you for your awesome advice on book video trailers. I am just starting my internet marketing campaign, and will let you know if I find a way to get youtube to accept something.

Best wishes,

Deborah Rummelhart
Hi Emily:

Thank you so much for this post. I have been exploring the idea of doing a book trailer, and will try out your method. If my techie husband can get it on YouTube, I will let you know.

Best wishes,

Deborah Rummelhart
I have had great success in getting articles published both online and in print. As a spiritual writer, name recognition and giving a reader a flavor of my writing and the topic seem important. It sells books. So along with my books I try to publish as many articles as I possibly can on spiritual sites and online magazines that get a lot of readers and traffic. A few places I have been published recently:, new age journal,
I Village (where you can take a soulmate quiz I wrote) and just yesterday at the esolibris website
Esolibris, an online magazine on esoteric wisdom, put an amazon associate ad with a link to purchase my book.
Rather than continue to push my book to email subscribers, I invite them to read the published article which then directs them to Amazon to purchase my book, Divine Complement.
Writers love to write... so write articles.
Ariadne Green
Will check out those sites Ariadne, as I too write spirituality. Thanks.
I've had a great string of promotional successes with Big Green Purse. My publisher is Penguin, and they're doing a terrific job getting the book to bookstores and before corporate audiences who are willing to buy copies for their employees. I'm also doing a lot of radio interviews. I've had to change my sales pitch a few times to take advantage of current news stories, but that's fine with me. For example, my book focuses on ways consumers can use their money in the marketplace to protect the environment. Right now, as gas prices reach record highs, I'm focusing specifically on the gas-savings tips I've included in my book. Lots of radio shows are interested. I'm also lucky that the timing for my book has been so good. I have an environmental book out just when interest in the environment is at its peak. I'm doing eleven radio interviews today - Earth Day - and more to come the rest of this week.


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