Thursdays with Amanda: Free Video Critique
February 27, 2014 | Written by Amanda Luedeke
Amanda Luedeke is a literary agent with MacGregor Literary. Every Thursday, she posts about growing your author platform. You can follow her on Twitter @amandaluedeke or join her Facebook group to stay current with her wheelings and dealings as an agent. Her author marketing book, The Extroverted Writer, is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Here’s where the rubber meets the road. Here’s where your author, promo, or book video gets put to the test.
We’ve been talking a lot about book trailers and videos lately. We started on this journey by looking at the different types of viral videos. Then, I compared two book trailers, showing how a great, viral-type trailer can increase awareness. Then we looked at the components of a viral video, and lastly, I shared some ideas that would make creating a viral video easier.
Yet, all of this is just speculation. It’s just information.
So let’s look at YOUR videos. I promise to be nice. But I also promise to be honest.
Post the YouTube link to your book trailer/author video/video promo below, and I’ll share my thoughts. What I think was done right, what I think needs work, and maybe even some ideas of how you could recraft it to hit that viral potential that is so droolworthy.
Any takers? Anyone? This is your chance to get my opinion on something for absolutely free!
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