Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Your Book on the Big (Computer) Screen: How to Make Your Own Book Trailer

Date(s) - 10/27/2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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Having a good book trailer is one of the best marketing tools for your
book. Just like a movie trailer, a book trailer should inform, entice,
and captivate the viewers so they want to read the book. Reach
librarians, teachers, parents, and readers with a glimpse into your
book’s world. By learning how to make your own trailer, you can save
hundreds or even thousands of dollars, and you have complete control
over the end result!

From visual brainstorming and photo/video editing
to posting the trailer online, this crash course will get you started
on putting your book on the big screen. No artistic or graphic design
skills required, but you should feel comfortable with your ability to
learn new computer software. Bring your own popcorn!


Alexandra Diaz is the author of The Only Road, which was a Pura Belpré Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book, and the recipient of two starred reviews. She is also the author of Of All the Stupid Things, which was an ALA Rainbow List book and a New Mexico Book Award finalist, The Crossroads, and Santiago’s Road Home. Alexandra is the daughter of Cuban refugees and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but got her MA in writing for young people at Bath Spa University in England. A native Spanish speaker, Alexandra now teaches creative writing to adults and teens. Visit her online at







*Please note, webinar begins at 7 pm Mountain Time! A recording of these webinars will be available for four weeks after the event. 

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