Monday, May 3, 2010

You Have a Book Trailer. Now What?

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Happy Monday!

You're probably all wondering--(or maybe not)--after my previous posts on "Why do a book trailer" and "How to do a book trailer", "Now what do I do with my book trailer?"

First and foremost, you tell your mom. (Unless your mom is like my mom and has dial-up internet connection, because then it'll take forever for her to see the video)

Then all your friends.
Some co-workers, neighbors, your enemies--basically, anyone who'll listen. :)

But if you don't have anyone's ear at the moment of unveiling,
you can upload online to these places:

your Facebook page

your Web site

your Blog

Create an author page on
Amazon and upload it there.


Yahoo Video

Google Video

Link to it on


The Romance Studio (must be a member)

Manic Readers (create an author page and put it there)

Announce it on any writer's forums you belong to, too. If someone is excited about their video and announces it for me to watch, I WILL check it out. (But maybe that's just me) :)

There are a few other places to put your trailer, too. All the ones listed below are free.

Trailer Spy
Daily Motion

New Covey Trailer Awards
Backspace the Writer's Place


Have you used any of those sites for your book trailer?
Did I miss a site?


Terri Tiffany said...

WOW. I need to remember you when my time comes to do one:) Thanks--going to send this link over to a friend you just did one:)

Diane said...

That's a whole lotta wow! I can't imagine how long it took you to link to all of those :O)

Maria Zannini said...

Great info! I'm bookmarking it for the future.

Chicki said...

Thanks, Jennifer! I just printed this and filed it with my marketing info for the future.

patti said...

Wow, girl! My two trailers aren't at half these places.

Sigh. It's Monday, and I'd better get busy, huh?

Wendy Paine Miller said...

You've inspired me so much with this I think I'll have to throw your name in the credits. I completed one last week and plan to introduce it first on my blog in several weeks and go from there.

It was so much fun to do and I'm happy with it. Thanks for all of your links! They helped.
~ Wendy

Joanne said...

This is such an informative series, Jennifer. I've saved the links for future reference, thanks!

Julie Jarnagin said...

This is so helpful! Thank you!

Karen Lange said...

Great info. Someday when I need a book trailer, this will come in handy. Need to finish the book first:) Getting there! Thanks again.

Carolyn V. said...

Whew! Great info! Thanks so much. =)

Laura Pauling said...

Great info. You should put some of these helpful posts on your sidebar. :)

Palindrome said...

I will definitely keep this in mind when I'm finished with my WIP.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Good idea, Laura! I just did that!

Tamika: said...

I have to catch up on these book trailer posts, it sounds like you shared some gems!

Jaime said...

Ditto the first post!! When I make a trailer I'll have to pick your brain again for promo details! :)

T. Anne said...

Oh gosh, I need to archive this post somehow. Thank you!

Kimberly Franklin said...

I worked on my book trailer this weekend, just for fun. I haven't even written the book yet. LOL. I'm a little backwards. But it was fun!!

Jill Kemerer said...

This is a great list, Jennifer. Thanks! I'm bookmarking it.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jennifer -

I popped over here from Blogger. Thanks for becoming a Follower at my blog.

I've signed up to follow your blog, and look forward to getting to know you.

Susan :)

Dawn Simon said...

Wow, thanks for sharing all of this with us. I'm going to send the link for this post to one of my friends right now!