AUTHORS: OPPORTUNITIES & OPTIONS

YOUR NAME + YOUR STORY... INTO THE WORLD

Authors want to grow their platform, and we love helping them do that. We know authors. We’re related to authors! So we know the challenge you face with simply writing your story, poetry or novel. But also turning into a marketer? We’ll take that burden off you.

AUTHORS’ VIDEO ASSETS

Sooner than you might guess, you will want to have a logo stinger, book trailers and an “about-the-author” video.
Stinger Video

Author Logo Stingers

You may be thinking that author’s wouldn’t need a logo. But once you have a website, you’ll want a logo that will also serve as an icon.

And when you’re ready for adding book trailers to your author assets, you must have a logo. A “stinger” simply animates your logo…which can be really cool!

Explainer Videos

Book Trailers

Having a book trailer video to share on social media, as well as your website, is an essential piece in your author marketing.

Book trailers can be fairly simple to create. And…they can be very complicated and time-consuming to produce. Gratefully, you have choices.  

About Videos

About the Author Videos

Some authors (most?) would prefer to never be in front of a camera, even for a professional headshot. So, the notion of staring into a camera while it’s shooting video of you speaking? Well, not so much.

We totally understand both of those sensibilities. BONUS: we’re happy to work with the “author divas,” too.  

See examples for each opportunity and option below

WHY VIDEO FOR AUTHORS?

Because you really can’t afford not to use video.

Other authors certainly are—or will be—using video, for advancing their brand.

Your logo stingers have the power to visually convey your genre and style.

Book trailers and new release videos add massive horsepower to your launches.

And your “About” videos effectively tell—and show—your audience who you are as an author.

~ AUTHOR EYE CANDY ~

About the Author Video

Branding videos help your future readers get to know you…and your books. These examples use the same structure, but with different audio tracks (included). “About the Author” videos can be shorter—or longer—than these.

Book Trailers & New Release Video

Book trailers are essential to growing your brand and list-building campaign.

Author Logo Stingers

Having more than one author logo stinger keeps your social posts fresh. You’ll see stingers with only the logo displayed, but also a few with the author’s website url. Authors may also want to have a stinger with a shortened url to Amazon or other platform.

EXPLORE VIDEO BUNDLES BELOW

Get Started Today

Of course, we’re happy to collaborate with you on specific one-off projects. Just leave us a message below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible, normally within 24 hours.

CHECK OUT BELOW your options for getting more for less.

 

FRESH IDEAS

We bet your life is busy enough professionally (and personally) that the last thing you're dreaming about is adding video design to your skill set. Right?

That's where we come in. We've worked on a lot of projects—large and small—for hardcore business types, professionals, authors and super-creatives, plus everyone in between.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? Chances are you'll find the answer below. If not, please reach out!

Do I Need To Provide a Logo For Stinger Videos?

Yes. The cost of your finalized video renders is based on you having provided us with your existing logo. But no worries if you don't have one. Many of the stinger video previews contain logos we created for the individual or company.

What Does "Unlimited Use" Mean?

Great question! Without going into the boring stuff about the various types of creative rights, this simply means that you own all the rights to your video(s). In short, no royalty requirements are attached. So, use it wherever and as often as you want!

Are Video Prices Determined On Hourly Rates?

Actually, no. Even the shorter videos, like logo stingers, require elements outside of hourly rates (i.e., video and audio optimizing software, etc.). In addition, we're bringing our expertise at visual storytelling to bring you the most impactful videos, whether they're simpler logo stingers or the far more complicated "About" videos.

It's important to know that the final video's length is not reflective of the time it took to complete. We have ~2 minute video projects that took 10+ hours to create. In which case, our hourly rate would make you think we're lawyers! 😉

What Do You Need From Me to Create a Book Trailer?

Another great question! Because book trailers and new release videos are much more complicated to develop, you'll want to have thought through (and collected) what images you want included in your trailer, as well as what kind of sound track to go with it. We recommend you have a digital folder ready to share with us that contains your book cover (3D or flat), a short list of image types to add (thematic, places, people, creatures, etc.), and your thoughts on what vive you're after. Getting your book trailer right takes several days and includes 2-3 alterations. You'll love the final product!

What If I Don't Have a Logo?

No problem! We're happy to collaborate with you on designing and creating exactly what you need.

Can You Help Me Get Started? I'm Stuck.

We understand! And yes we can help you get started! Get in touch today. We'll talk you through your options. Zero pressure!

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There's no risk in having a chat. If we can help, we'll let you know. If we can't, we'll direct you to who can. Good?

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