Book trailers are relatively easy to make. There aren’t so easy to make well. Here are some trailers for picture books, middle grade and YA novels that I really intrigued me. Notice how they each create a very specific mood.
It is highly recommended to have your book cover designed by a professional, but not every author can afford it. You may end up doing it yourself or asking your cousin’s niece’s dog to do it because she is just so amazing in Photoshop. If that’s the case, you may want to get an opinion from an impartial source to find out if your cover really has what it takes to stand out and sell your book. Here are some websites where you can find out if your cover is any good.
This year I would like to:
Premade books covers are great for self-published authors because they are so much more affordable than custom covers. There are many people who sell premade covers out on the big web and, unfortunately, so many of them are… unprofessional, to say the least. Never choose a premade cover unless you run it by an objective, honest person who will tell you if this cover matches the awesomeness of your book.
I haven’t used any premade covers for my books so far, but I like browsing through them for inspiration.
Here are some sites that I think offer professional designs that will hold their own in this competitive business: