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Christopher Brennan Library: Book Trailers

Examples of Publishers' Book Trailers

Book Trailers

Book trailers can vary considerably in how they are produced. Some are fully scripted mini-movies and others are very simple. The one thing they all share in common is a desire to introduce the book, and convert viewers of the trailer into readers of the book.

Resources on How to Make a Book Trailer

Finding and Using Images and Music

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Create a book trailer, thirty to ninety seconds in duration, of a book you have read this year.

Suggested tools to use are iMovie, AnimotoBiteable or Powtoon. However, you may use another suitable application.

Email your book trailer to by the beginning of Term 4. Prizes will be awarded to winning entries. 

Consider the following:

  • genre or tone of the book (adventure, sci-fi, scary, futuristic, suspenseful, etc.)
  • set the mood and convey the 'feeling' of the book
  • have a hook for the audience - get people excited about the book
  • don't have too much text
  • focus on the concept behind the story, and not the details
  • music and sounds 

Student-made Book Trailers