One of the wonderful things about the internet is that you can connect to people you would never have met any other way. They may live on the other side of the world or in the town next to yours, but your paths might never have crossed.
I have been making some incredible new friends and workmates here on the net. People who share the passion of writing or reading. And what is wonderful is that we all pass on valuable information to each other, for not other reason that we found it useful or helpful and want others to know about it too.
I have been making my own book trailers for several months now using One Media and the results were okay. Not great but okay. And they were fun to make. Then I discovered this great guy in Wales, Dave Williams,(https://www.facebook.com/PlainSightVfx) who made trailers using book covers. But for 50 GBPs, which was inexpensive for what he does but was way out of my non-existant budget.
Then I found Petra Ortiz (https://www.facebook.com/petralovesbats) who reviews books and I asked her to review one of mine. She offered to make me a book trailer. I was gobsmacked but said, why not? She put one together for me for the New Atlantis series and it was brilliant. If you haven't seen it, go to my webpage. I've given in pride of place on the home page.
The great thing about this is that I get a great product and because I'm so excited about it I pass the word out about her, and hopefully other people will decide to get her to make them a trailer.
In a maze of information overload sometimes you find yourself in the right place and the right time to connect with the right people. Petra is an example, Desert Girl at Fiverr is another, Carla at FreeDiscountedBooks.com is another, Sharon Platz (editor) is another... the list grows longer everyday.
When I started this marketing kick it was with my heels stuck firmly in the ground, being dragged along by friends and acquaintances who told me this is what I needed to do to get my books out there. Now I'm finding I enjoy the process because of all the discovers I've made, all the people I've met, and my world has grown larger and richer because of it.